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Introduction

David E. Nelson, Bradford W. Hesse, and Robert T. Croyle

in Making Data Talk: The Science and Practice of Translating Public Health Research and Surveillance Findings to Policy Makers, the Public, and the Press

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195381535
eISBN:
9780199864782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381535.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of challenges and opportunities faced by scientists and practitioners who want to communicate public health data or other scientific information to lay ... More


Science, Belief and Society: International Perspectives on Religion, Non-Religion and the Public Understanding of Science

Stephen H. Jones, Tom Kaden, and Rebecca Catto (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781529206944
eISBN:
9781529206951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206944.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The relationship between science and belief has been a prominent subject of public debate for many years, one that has relevance to everything from science communication, health and education to ... More


Communication in conservation physiology: linking diverse stakeholders, promoting public engagement, and encouraging application

Taryn D. Laubenstein and Jodie L. Rummer

in Conservation Physiology: Applications for Wildlife Conservation and Management

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198843610
eISBN:
9780191879401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843610.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

Findings from conservation physiology studies can provide critical information to decision makers so that conservation actions can be achieved. Yet the path from evidence-based recommendations to ... More


Commentary: Regenerative Medicine and Science Literacy

Eisuke Nakazawa

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Lysaght and Campbell appropriately point out that, while bioethicists have concentrated too much on philosophical issues surrounding human embryos, problems such as stem-cell tourism and unproven ... More


Engaging Public Interest in the Ocean of the Past: The Promise of New Media

Catherine Marzin, Sian Evans, and Karen Alexander

in Marine Historical Ecology in Conservation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520276949
eISBN:
9780520959606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276949.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Marine historical ecology powerfully frames ocean issues. It reveals rich new storylines and opportunities for new constituencies in the public to identify with a specific place or time in history. ... More


Leaving the Laboratory

Nicole C. Nelson

in Model Behavior: Animal Experiments, Complexity, and the Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226545929
eISBN:
9780226546117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226546117.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines researchers' experiences with public communication, particularly their interactions with journalists and their evaluations of news media coverage of their research. It explores ... More


Contested Knowledge: Science, Media, and Democracy in Kerala

Shiju Sam Varughese

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199469123
eISBN:
9780199087433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469123.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Contested Knowledge argues that the structural coupling between science and media in the context of risk politics has led to the creation of a ‘scientific public sphere’ in the state of Kerala, ... More


Science communication is receiving a lot of attention, but there’s room to improve

Yuta J. Masuda and Tim Scharks

in Effective Conservation Science: Data Not Dogma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808978
eISBN:
9780191846687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808978.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This chapter highlights communication failures in conservation. The environment is a secondary consideration to most of the American public, with the fraction of the US population that identifies ... More


How Should We Talk about It?

Kevin C. Elliott

in A Tapestry of Values: An Introduction to Values in Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190260804
eISBN:
9780190260842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260804.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses three major ways in which values influence scientific language. First, it uses a case study of genetic factors that influence the sexual behavior of voles in order to highlight ... More


Star Trek Discovers Women: Gender, Race, Science, and Michael Burnham

Amy C. Chambers

in Fighting for the Future: Essays on Star Trek: Discovery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621761
eISBN:
9781800341326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621761.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Women scientists are often seen as anomalous exceptions in the fictional (and indeed real) world of white, male dominated scientific research. Even in the supposedly race and gender blind future of ... More


Choice without Memory: Uncovering the Narrative Potential of Historical Ecology

J. B. Mackinnon

in Marine Historical Ecology in Conservation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520276949
eISBN:
9780520959606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276949.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Marine historical ecologists frequently cite the need for better storytelling to make their research meaningful to society at large. In this chapter, James B. MacKinnon provides a review of ... More


Looking Out, Looking In: The Shifting Discourse on Climate Change in the Indian Print Media

Anu Jogesh

in India in a Warming World: Integrating Climate Change and Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199498734
eISBN:
9780199098408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498734.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The news media has historically been important in shaping and disseminating perceptions, positions, and policies on climate change. This chapter is a discourse analysis of climate change reportage in ... More


What If We Are Uncertain?

Kevin C. Elliott

in A Tapestry of Values: An Introduction to Values in Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190260804
eISBN:
9780190260842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260804.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the role of values in responding to scientific uncertainty. First, using the work of James Hansen as a case study, it shows how values are relevant to deciding how boldly to ... More


Introduction

Raul P. Lejano, Shondel J. Nero, and Michael Chua

in The Power of Narrative: Climate Skepticism and the Deconstruction of Science

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197542101
eISBN:
9780197542132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197542101.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Chapter 1 reviews the ways in which communities are formed, by all manner of things, from the physical basis of their existence, their legal identity, and the people that form them. It suggests that ... More


Interlocking corporate networks in civil society

David Miller, Claire Harkins, Matthias Schlögl, and Brendan Montague

in Impact of Market Forces on Addictive Substances and Behaviours: The web of influence of addictive industries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198753261
eISBN:
9780191814884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753261.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter explores contributions from three organizations that occupy the terrain somewhere between corporations and civil society; the Institute of Ideas/Spiked, the Democracy Institute, and the ... More


Novices and Expert Disagreement

Nathan Ballantyne

in Knowing Our Limits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190847289
eISBN:
9780190847296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847289.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Novices must trust experts, but novices face uncertainty when the experts do not agree. To defer reasonably to one expert over another, we need to identify an epistemological asymmetry between them, ... More


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