Public understanding of science and technology

22/01/2019

Young people's decisions to study post-compulsory science are strongly influenced by the attitude of their parents, but many families, especially those from deprived backgrounds, see science as ‘na

17/01/2019

Identifying private gardens in the U.K. as key sites of environmental engagement, authors look at how a longer-term online citizen science programme facilitate the development of new attachments of nature, renewed interest in wildlife, friendly gardening practices and attitudinal shifts.

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.

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