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Reporting back environmental exposure data and free choice learning

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Health, January 2016
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (59th percentile)

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Title
Reporting back environmental exposure data and free choice learning
Published in
Environmental Health, January 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12940-015-0080-1
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Authors

Monica D. Ramirez-Andreotta, Julia Green Brody, Nathan Lothrop, Miranda Loh, Paloma I. Beamer, Phil Brown

Abstract

Reporting data back to study participants is increasingly being integrated into exposure and biomonitoring studies. Informal science learning opportunities are valuable in environmental health literacy efforts and report back efforts are filling an important gap in these efforts. Using the University of Arizona's Metals Exposure Study in Homes, this commentary reflects on how community-engaged exposure assessment studies, partnered with data report back efforts are providing a new informal education setting and stimulating free-choice learning. Participants are capitalizing on participating in research and leveraging their research experience to meet personal and community environmental health literacy goals. Observations from report back activities conducted in a mining community support the idea that reporting back biomonitoring data reinforces free-choice learning and this activity can lead to improvements in environmental health literacy. By linking the field of informal science education to the environmental health literacy concepts, this commentary demonstrates how reporting data back to participants is tapping into what an individual is intrinsically motivated to learn and how these efforts are successfully responding to community-identified education and research needs.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 4%
Unknown 25 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 15%
Researcher 4 15%
Unspecified 2 8%
Other 5 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 5 19%
Unspecified 5 19%
Social Sciences 5 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 8%
Other 5 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 January 2016.
All research outputs
#3,085,895
of 11,249,535 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Health
#471
of 939 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#105,130
of 344,111 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Health
#18
of 44 outputs
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