Public perception of science and technology

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 deba

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.

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.

18/06/2018

How can data visualizations affect individuals’ perception of data credibility? An experiment with over 500 participants shows how different data visualizations related to the issue of nuclear fuel cycle can impact perceptions of data credibility, along with other elements such as source attribution.

04/06/2018

The results suggest that commitment to, and communication of, open and transparent research practices should be part of the process of implementing agricultural biotechnologies.” A deep analysis of elements affecting public trust in agricultural biotechnology organizations producing GMOs.

20/09/2017

The Science in Public Conference, held this year at the University of Sheffield, generated animated discussion of a wide range of topics.

28/03/2017

This article proposes a classification of the current differences between online videos produced specifically for television and online videos produced for the Internet, based on online audiovisual

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