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We are basically asking 1) to what extent people see themselves as a natural part of nature; 2) whether or not people are perceived as being qualitatively different from other aspects of nature; 3) to what extent, if any, control over nature by people is appropriate. The interview description given for the first interview sequence applies here as well.

An interview begins with the grand tour question, "If there is any kind of order in the world, where do people fit in that order?" The informant's response is followed with three elicitation devices.


SLCSP Paper # 101z

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Cobern, W. W. (1995). Worldview – Reality as Viewed by Students: Additional Methodologies, SLCSP Working Paper No. 101z. Scientific Literacy and Cultural Studies Project: Kalamazoo, MI.