Levels of knowledge in an emergent crisis

Stephan P. Spitzer, Norman K. Denzin

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Testing the general hypothesis that information gain is not uniform among respondents who learn of major news events, level of knowledge was found to be associated with organismic indicators such as age and sex and sociocultural indicators such as occupation and residential area. The bases for these associations were found in several information seeking behaviors of respondents lowest on information gain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-237
Number of pages4
JournalSocial Forces
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1965


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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