Author(s): Cinderby, S.; Potts, L.
In: Cinderby, S. and Potts, L., (2007). Suspicious cartographers: Some realities of research into stakeholder understanding of the causes and possible prevention of breast cancer. Science and Public Policy, 34 (5): 345-354.
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Suspicious cartographers: Some realities of research into stakeholder understanding of the causes and possible prevention of breast cancer
One approach used to illuminate this understanding was the technique of participatory geographic information systems (specifically an approach termed geographic information systems for participation (GIS-P)), which was used here as a means to improve communication about possible environmental risks of breast cancer.
The merits and outcomes of applying this technique are investigated and the implications for wider participation in contentious 'scientific' issues discussed, with close examination of the mutual suspicion that persisted among the different communities of interest concerned about breast cancer causation.