Knowledge Gap Hypothesis: Definition & Analysis


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The knowledge gap hypothesis tries to contrast knowledge acquisition in light of _____.

I. Socioeconomic status

II. Genetics

III. Education

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Why might the knowledge gap exist?

I. Individuals with better educations have better background information to appreciate new knowledge.

II. Individuals with a higher socioeconomic status are more likely to have a better education.

III. Individuals with a better education may be able to find sources of information better than those with little to no education.

2. The knowledge gap hypothesis was first proposed in _____.

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