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16/10/2018

Should scientists and science educators stress the scientific consensus when engaging with the lay population across a wide variety of mediums, including debates? “Results indicate that it is possible to influence individuals exposed to these debate segments, but the effects are issue-contingent.”

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”.

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.

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.

06/08/2018

This paper provides a comparison of the more common research process involving public research funding with science crowdfunding. Authors suggest that science crowdfunding can be successfully used to generate “crowd-supported science” by means of this Crowd Community.

30/07/2018

The National Center for Science Education's Science Booster Club Program piloted a no-conflict approach to free, informal science activities focused on climate change or evolution. In the participating communities science literacy increased over time as did community engagement.

24/07/2018

An analysis of how public discourses about desirable and achievable futures are addressed at World’s Fairs and scientific-technological theme parks, focusing on the 1939 New York World’s Fair and the EPCOT center in the U.S.

16/07/2018

“This paper demonstrates how long-term dialogue between scientists and stakeholders can be facilitated by repeated stakeholder focus groups.” Focusing on a research project in the Gulf of Mexico, authors explore how dialogic processes lead to better science-based decision-support tools.

09/07/2018

Authors examine the NY Times media coverage of synthetic biology, suggesting that the ambiguity in the way the topic is presented creates conditions in which there becomes no reason for the public at large to become involved.

02/07/2018

The measurement and analysis of people’s knowledge on scientific topics, such as climate change, is challenging for researchers. This paper highlights the necessity to incorporate theoretical concepts such as confidence or certainty in conjunction with the measurement of knowledge in survey studies.

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