16/10/2018

According to the Gateway Belief Model, scientists and science educators should stress the scientific consensus when engaging with the lay population across a wide variety of mediums, including debates. The purpose of this study, then, was to determine if engaging in such debates does more harm than good in terms of...

08/10/2018

Through a case study focused on the Futurescape city Tours (FCT) methodology, involving students and inhabitants of the city of Venice in creating future scenarios for dealing with the effect of sea level rise, authors explore changes in science teaching and the role of participatory methodologies.

03/10/2018

This paper is a reflective account of a public participation project the authors conducted in Japan in 2012–2015, as part of the central government's initiative for evidence-based policy-making.

01/10/2018

Results of this study indicate that Dutch public Attitudes toward GM applications are best predicted by both the attitude toward science and technology and three trust measures. “Overall, psychological variables seem better predictors than demographics”.

26/09/2018

Based on their personal experiences when publishing results from citizen science projects in peer-reviewed journals, authors of this letter review selection criteria for publishing CS data in open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as barriers encountered.

19/09/2018

A review of how the Wellcome Collection exhibition ‘Teeth’ enacts meanings from an educational anthropology and Science and Technology Studies perspective. “We conclude that science communication exhibition curators should strive to represent the problems of today as well as those of the past.”

17/09/2018

This paper focusses on the sense making and use of science by environmental activists: how they evaluate the relevance of science for their work, which structures and processes they apply to make sense of science, and how they use science related information to make their voices heard.

12/09/2018

"A collection of essays on the interrelationships among science, society and politics in modern knowledge societies (...) contributes to the important debate on the “whys” (instead of the “hows”) of science communication and its (long term) impact on science and society."

10/09/2018

Is science communication research becoming a research field in its own right? Employing a co-citation analysis of scholarly publications from 1996 to 2015, authors assess to what extent a coherent communication network exists, suggesting an increasing emancipation of the field.