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Conference Science of Science Communication II (2013 : Washington, D.C.)

Title The science of science communication II : summary of a colloquium / National Academy of Sciences, the National Academies.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2014]

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 129 pages)
Note "This volume is based on the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium of the National Academy of Sciences, 'The Science of Science Communication II, ' held on September 23-25, 2013, at the National Academy of Sciences ... in Washington, D.C."--Titile page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The sciences of communication -- Science in a time of controversy -- Creating collaborations for communication -- References -- Appendix A: Agenda -- Appendix B: Speakers.
Summary "Successful scientists must be effective communicators within their professions. Without those skills, they could not write papers and funding proposals, give talks and field questions, or teach classes and mentor students. However, communicating with audiences outside their profession - people who may not share scientists' interests, technical background, cultural assumptions, and modes of expression - presents different challenges and requires additional skills. Communication about science in political or social settings differs from discourse within a scientific discipline. Not only are scientists just one of many stakeholders vying for access to the public agenda, but the political debates surrounding science and its applications may sometimes confront scientists with unfamiliar and uncomfortable discussions involving religious values, partisan interests, and even the trustworthiness of science. The Science of Science Communication II is the summary of a Sackler Colloquium convened in September 2013. At this event, leading social, behavioral, and decision scientists, other scientists, and communication practitioners shared current research that can improve the communication of science to lay audiences. In the Sackler Colloquia tradition, the meeting also allowed social and natural scientists to identify new opportunities to collaborate and advance their own research, while improving public engagement with science. Speakers provided evidence-based guidance on how to listen to others so as to identify their information needs, ways of thinking about the world, and the cultural stereotypes regarding scientists. They delved deeply into the incentive systems that shape what scientists study and how they report their work, the subtle changes in framing that can influence how messages are interpreted, the complex channels that determine how messages flow, and the potential politicization of scientific evidence"--Publisher's description.
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Subject Communication in science -- Congresses.
Communication of technical information -- Congresses.
Communication -- Research -- Congresses.
Public opinion -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Science of science communication II : summary of a colloquium : summary of a colloquium : held on September 23-25, 2013 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Washington, District of Columbia : National Academies Press, ©2014 viii, 129 pages 9780309292009 (OCoLC)871543410
ISBN 9780309298261 (electronic bk.)
0309298261 (electronic bk.)