Public understanding of science and technology

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.”

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.

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.

20/03/2018

“A guidebook for spotting and debunking unscientific ideas in the political sphere”. Kizer (Ball State Univ.) considers D. Levitan’s book “a timely antidote for debunking anti-scientific rhetoric”.

13/12/2017

This issue of JCOM explores the question ‘what works in science communication?’ from a variety of angles, as well as focusing on the politically sensitive topic of climate change.

20/07/2017

During the course of several decades, several scientists and groups of scientists lobbied the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) about science broadcasting.

20/07/2017

By focusing on a specific episode of 20th Century physics — the discovery of parity violation in 1957 — the paper presents a study of the types of explanations of the crucial experiment as they are

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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