Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Person- and situation-specific factors in discounting science via scientific impotence excuses
Authors: Rosman, Tom
Kerwer, Martin
Chasiotis, Anita
Wedderhoff, Oliver
Issue Date: 15-Oct-2019
Abstract: The scientific impotence excuse (SIE; Munro, 2010) predicts that „people resist belief-disconfirming scientific evidence by concluding that the topic of study is not amenable to scientific investigation” (p. 597)”. While the incongruence between scientific claims and individual topic-specific beliefs is indeed a central factor in discounting science, research has, up to now, neglected other factors that might lead to scientific impotence excuses. Therefore, the present work aims at extending SIE theory by investigating factors other than belief-disconfirming evidence that may contribute to the devaluation of science. As a situational factor, it will focus on the contradictoriness of the evidence presented, and, as person-specific factor, it will investigate the incongruence between the (epistemic) nature of the scientific evidence and individual epistemic beliefs (i.e., individual beliefs about knowledge).
Citation: Rosman, T., Kerwer, M., Chasiotis, A., & Wedderhoff, O. (2019). Person- and situation-specific factors in discounting science via scientific impotence excuses. Leibniz Institut für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID).
Appears in Collections:Preregistration

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Protocol_Scientific_Impotence_Rosman_Version2.pdf828,88 kBAdobe PDF Preview PDF Download

Version History
Version Item Date Summary
2 10.23668/psycharchives.3163 2020-08-19 14:32:48.619 The SIE scale was only administered at the t2 measurement point (i.e., after reading), and not, as mistakenly specified in the first version of the preregistration, at t1 and t2. This has now been corrected.
1 10.23668/psycharchives.2662 2019-12-12 09:40:20.0

Items in PsychArchives are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.