A survey of student human genetics knowledge and related value stances : an honors thesis [(HONRS 499)]

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dc.contributor.advisor Mertens, Thomas Robert, 1930- en_US
dc.contributor.author Walter, Kathleen en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T19:29:58Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T19:29:58Z
dc.date.created 1981 en_US
dc.date.issued 1981
dc.identifier.other A-34 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/193008
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to assess both high school and college students for the extent of their knowledge of some of today's genetic issues and the value stances they hold with respect to these issues. How many have even heard of some of the most common and serious genetic birth defects? How many are scientifically literate with regard to new genetic developments? How many could vote knowledgeably on these issues or make mature decisions concerning their own future families?To answer these questions, a survey of college freshman and high school seniors was taken and compared to a similar survey taken three years ago. The two objectives of the study were to determine:1) How knowledgeable today’s students are with respect to human genetics and whether their need for human genetics knowledge is being met in the secondary schools; and2) Whether there have been changes, possibly due to popular mass media coverage, during the preceding three years in the knowledge base and value stances of students.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 1 v. ; 29 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Science. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ball State University. Honors College -- Theses (B.?.) -- 1981. en_US
dc.title A survey of student human genetics knowledge and related value stances : an honors thesis [(HONRS 499)] en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1249883 en_US

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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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