The Belgian Risk Perception Barometer: Risk Perception Measuring Instruments Revisited

Koen Van Aeken, Benny Carlé, Frank Hardeman

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    After a brief historic introduction, the paper discusses the drawbacks of large scale public opinion polls and the impact of these drawbacks on the usefulness and reliability of their outcome. It then comes to some guidance on how to avoid pitfalls and how this guidance was applied in an example in Belgium on risk and trust, food safety and norm acceptability, further refined to radioactive contaminations in the food chain. This methodological focus a.o. includes the requirement to work with clear hypotheses, to construct summated variables, points of attention as regards wording, the behaviour of interviewer and interviewee.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationValues in Decisions on Risk (VALDOR) 2006
    Place of PublicationStockholm, Sweden
    StatePublished - 18 May 2006
    EventValues in decisions on Risk (VALDOR) 2006 - Stockholm
    Duration: 15 May 200618 May 2006


    ConferenceValues in decisions on Risk (VALDOR) 2006

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