Ashley Anderson

Affiliate Researcher
Bio: 

Ashley Anderson researches how members of the public engage in and form opinions about scientific issues at the interface of interpersonal and mediated communication environments, particularly in online media. She is currently examining how various information-seeking practices at NASA’s climate change website can encourage future engagement with climate change. She is also analyzing and publishing using data from the Climate Change in the American Mind project. Her work has been published in International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Materials Today, New Media & Society, and Public Understanding of Science, among others.

Education: 

BJ (’02), University of Missouri-Columbia
MA (’07), Georgetown University
PhD (’12), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Selected Publications: 

Anderson, A. A., Brossard, D., & Scheufele, D. A. (in press). News coverage of controversial emerging technologies: Evidence for the issue attention cycle in print and online media. Politics and the Life Sciences.

Anderson, A. A.; Brossard, D.; Scheufele, D. A.; Xenos, M. A; & Ladwig, P. (in press). Crude comments and concern: Online incivility’s effect on risk perceptions of emerging technologies. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

Li, N.; Anderson, A. A.; Brossard, D.; Scheufele, D. A. (in press). Channeling science information seekers’ attention? A content analysis of top-ranked vs. lower-ranked sites in Google. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

Anderson, A. A.; Brossard, D.; Scheufele, D. A.; Xenos, M. A. (2012). Online talk: How exposure to disagreement in online comments affects beliefs in the promise of controversial science. In L. Phillips; A. Carvalho; & J. Doyle (Eds.), Citizen voices: Performing public participation in science and environment communication (pp. 119-135). Intellect Books: Bristol, UK.

Anderson, A. A.; Delborne, J. A.; & Kleinman, D. L. (2012). Information beyond the forum: Motivations, strategies, and impacts of citizen participants seeking information during a consensus conference. Public Understanding of Science. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0963662512447173

Anderson, A. A.; Scheufele, D. A.; Brossard, D.; & Corley, E. A. (2012). The role of media and deference to scientific authority in cultivating trust in sources of information about emerging technologiesInternational Journal of Public Opinion Research, 24(2): 225-237.

Cacciatore, M. A.; Anderson, A. A.; Choi, D. H.; Brossard, D.; Scheufele, D. A.; Liang, X.; Ladwig, P.; Xenos, M. A.; & Dudo, A. (2012). Coverage of emerging technologies: A comparison between print and online media. New Media & Society, 14(6): 1039-1059.

Liang, X.; Anderson, A. A.; Scheufele, D. A.; Brossard, D.; & Xenos, M. A. (2012). Information snapshots: What Google searches really tell us about emerging technologies. Nano Today, 7(2): 72-75.

Delborne, J. A.; Anderson, A. A.; Kleinman, D. L.; Colin, M.; & Powell, M. (2011). Virtual deliberation? Prospects and challenges for integrating the Internet in consensus conferencesPublic Understanding of Science, 20(3): 367-384.

Kleinman, D. L.; Delborne, J. A.; & Anderson, A. A. (2011). Engaging citizens: The high cost of citizen participation in high technologyPublic Understanding of Science, 20(2), 221-240.

Powell, M.; Colin, M.; Kleinman, D. L.; Delborne, J. A.; & Anderson, A. A. (2011). Imagining ordinary citizens? Conceptualized and actual participants for deliberations on emerging technologies. Science as Culture, 20(1): 37-70.

Xenos, M. A.; Becker, A. B.; Anderson, A. A.; Brossard, D.; & Scheufele, D. A. (2011). Stimulating upstream engagement: An experimental study of nanotechnology information seeking. Social Science Quarterly, 92(5), 1191-1214.

Anderson, A. A.; Brossard, D.; & Scheufele, D. A. (2010). The changing information environment for nanotechnology: Online audiences and content. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 12(4): 1083-1094.