Dataset: Health Claims and Scientific Knowledge: A Study of how Students of Health Sciences, their Teachers, and Newspaper Journalists Relate to Health Claims in Society, 2006.

Abstract

The propensity to make health-related claims seems to be on the rise in modern societies. Not all such claims are scientifically based, and in addition, the media has become an important public source of health information. This project aims to study how students of health sciences, their teachers, and newspaper journalists relate to health claims in society. Four separate studies were conducted during the period 2000-2006.

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Variable Groups

Full Title

Health Claims and Scientific Knowledge: A Study of how Students of Health Sciences, their Teachers, and Newspaper Journalists Relate to Health Claims in Society, 2006.

Identification Number

NSD1017

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Pettersen, Sverre Faculty of Education, University of Oslo

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Pettersen, Sverre Faculty of Education, University of Oslo Principal Investigator

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2006 Sverre Pettersen, Faculty of Education, University of Oslo

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
Norwegian Social Science Data Services NSD

Version

Date: 2015-06-09

Notes

Data from Sverre Pettersen, Faculty of Education, University of Oslo are documented and prepared, first NSD edition.

Bibliographic Citation

"Health Claims and Scientific Knowledge: A Study of how Students of Health Sciences, their Teachers, and Newspaper Journalists Relate to Health Claims in Society, 2006". Data collected by Sverre Pettersen, Faculty of Education, University of Oslo. First NSD edition, Bergen 2015.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2000 2006

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Unit of Analysis

Individual

Universe

Students of health sciences, their teachers, and newspaper health journalists.

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Pettersen, Sverre, Faculty of Education, University of Oslo

Sampling Procedure

The sample was drawn from students of health sciences, their teachers, and newspaper health journalists.

Mode of Data Collection

Paper/pencil questionnaire

Location

Availability Status

Data from ”Health Claims and Scientific Knowledge: A Study of how Students of Health Sciences, their Teachers, and Newspaper Journalists Relate to Health Claims in Society, 2006” are made available for research, teaching and students when ordered.

Extent of Collection

Three data file(s); different formats can be made.

Restrictions

Data from "Health Claims and Scientific Knowledge: A Study of how Students of Health Sciences, their Teachers, and Newspaper Journalists Relate to Health Claims in Society, 2006" are made available for research, teaching and students when ordered.

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:  
“(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on "Health Claims and Scientific Knowledge: A Study of how Students of Health Sciences, their Teachers, and Newspaper Journalists Relate to Health Claims in Society, 2006". The data are provided by Sverre Pettersen, Faculty of Education, University of Oslo, and prepared and made available by the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Neither Sverre Pettersen, Faculty of Education, University of Oslo nor NSD are responsible for the analyses/interpretation of the data presented here.”

Deposit Requirement

Access to data is given on the condition that NSD gets a PDF-file of eventual reports that are written on the basis of the data. This to ensure best possible information of the use of data we distribute.

Conditions

The order form has to include name, institutional affiliation, project title, information about sources of financing and postal address. A declaration of secrecy has to be signed before delivery of data.

Disclaimer

Neither Sverre Pettersen, Faculty of Education, University of Oslo nor NSD are responsible for the analyses/interpretation of the data presented here.

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