The public perception of Science and Technology has been an object of evaluation in numerous countries. Generally it is a question of interviews or polls orientated as criteria elaborated by the USA National Science Foundation. In the present work results on public perception of Science and Technology in the city of Melilla are exposed, focusing the need to incorporate the cultural origin as variable, since in the works consulted variables of genre, socioeconomic level or grade of formation are included, without laking account of the tendency of the industrialized countries towards multicultural societies.

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Social perception of the science and the technology in the city of Melilla

José M. Cabo   Universidad de Granada

Carmen Enrique   Universidad de Granada

José R. Cortiñas   Universidad de Granada

The public perception of Science and Technology has been an object of evaluation in numerous countries. Generally it is a question of interviews or polls orientated as criteria elaborated by the USA National Science Foundation. In the present work results on public perception of Science and Technology in the city of Melilla are exposed, focusing the need to incorporate the cultural origin as variable, since in the works consulted variables of genre, socioeconomic level or grade of formation are included, without laking account of the tendency of the industrialized countries towards multicultural societies.

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