Science communication: theory and models

06/11/2018

It can be argued that ethical considerations in science communication are a significantly overlooked area although these considerations are implicit in many ongoing academic debates within the fiel

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”.

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.

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.

20/06/2018

Science documentaries can influence individuals’ intention to engage in information-related behaviors. This study investigates how the use of different source types and communication settings within the same manipulated clip of a well-known documentary can impact viewers intentions to engage in exchanging information.

07/05/2018

By analysing answers provided by young students before and after visiting a science exhibition, the authors try to identify whether uncertainty of knowing can represent “a matter of emerging critical thinking, self-reflection and weighing of whether one has sufficient evidence to decide.”

23/01/2018

An overview of available empirical research on educational comics, focusing on cognitive mechanisms that turn visual narratives into powerful tools to make science more engaging.

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.

13/12/2017

This paper analyzes data collected but not reported in the study featured in van der Linden, Leiserowitz, Feinberg, and Maibach [van der Linden et al., 2015].

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