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Comprehensive Testing of Imminent Threat Public Messages for Mobile Devices (MDP)


Comprehensive Testing of Imminent Threat Public Messages for Mobile Devices (MDP)

Other START Researchers: 
Jeannette SuttonStephanie Madden

Project Details

Abstract: 

This project aims to give theoretically grounded and empirically tested guidance on the contents of warning messages primarily dispatched through Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs). WEAs can be sent to any WEA-enabled mobile device and deliver information to warn the public about emergencies where life or property is at risk and some responsive action should be taken. Through experiments, focus groups, and a survey the project will provide a state-of-the-art and scientific basis for alert and warning messages delivered via mobile devices. 

Methodology: 

This multi-method study includes experiments, focus groups, and surveys with members of the public to develop effective emergency alert and warning text messages for use by emergency managers.  

                     

Timeframe

Project Period: 
June 2012 to June 2015

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