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How Scientists Communicate: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Knowledge

Alan Kelly

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190936600
eISBN:
9780197521038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190936600.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

What is scientific research? It is the process by which we learn about the world. For this research to have an impact, and positively contribute to society, it needs to be communicated to those who ... More


Nature’s Contributors and the Changing of Britain’s Scientific Guard, 1872–1895

Melinda Baldwin

in Making "Nature": The History of a Scientific Journal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226261454
eISBN:
9780226261591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261591.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores how and why a younger generation of British scientists adopted Nature as a forum of scientific communication in the 1870s and 1880s. Although men of science Norman Lockyer’s age ... More


Making "Nature": The History of a Scientific Journal

Melinda Baldwin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226261454
eISBN:
9780226261591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261591.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book examines the history of Nature, today perhaps the world’s most prestigious scientific journal, from its foundation in 1869 to the present day. The book traces Nature’s development from its ... More


Modelling Systematic Communication Differences between Law and Science

Paul Dougan, Fernand Gobet, and Michael King

in Law and Psychology: Current Legal Issues Volume 9

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199211395
eISBN:
9780191695803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211395.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Niklas Luhmann proposed that different social systems, such as law and science, encode information using different binary codes and programmes. A plausible consequence is that communications within ... More


Introduction: Explaining Your Research Is a Professional Necessity

Dennis Meredith

in Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Network

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571316
eISBN:
9780197571347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571316.003.0001
Subject:
Chemistry, Study and Communication Skills in Chemistry

Communicating one’s research to lay and professional audiences is a key to research and career success. Such communications as news releases affect professional citations of scientific papers. ... More


Demarcating Seismic Uncertainties: A Front in the “War on Science”

José G. Perillán

in Science Between Myth and History: The Quest for Common Ground and Its Importance for Scientific Practice

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198864967
eISBN:
9780191897399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864967.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

In the early morning hours of April 6, 2009, a devastating earthquake struck the city of L’Aquila, Italy, killing hundreds of people. Many of L’Aquila’s residents were not prepared for the earthquake ... More


Plan Your Research Communication Strategy

Dennis Meredith

in Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Network

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571316
eISBN:
9780197571347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571316.003.0003
Subject:
Chemistry, Study and Communication Skills in Chemistry

Researchers should chart a communication strategy to maximize the benefit of their communications to their research and career. They first need to free themselves from the attitude that they should ... More


Writing and Reviewing Measurement Studies

Brian E. Perron and David F. Gillespie

in Key Concepts in Measurement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199855483
eISBN:
9780190235963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855483.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

A variety of resources exist that guide researchers on the empirical aspects of measurement issues, with a focus on factor analysis. These resources are helpful for promoting rigorous research, ... More


Understand Your Audiences

Dennis Meredith

in Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Network

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571316
eISBN:
9780197571347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571316.003.0002
Subject:
Chemistry, Study and Communication Skills in Chemistry

Contrary to what many researchers believe, lay audiences see scientists in a very positive light, meaning that they have a natural credibility. Researchers need to understand audiences in order to ... More


Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Network

Dennis Meredith

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571316
eISBN:
9780197571347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571316.001.0001
Subject:
Chemistry, Study and Communication Skills in Chemistry

Explaining Research is the most comprehensive guide to research communication. It offers practical tools and techniques to effectively reach professional and lay audiences important to researchers’ ... More


Should You Be a Public Scientist?

Dennis Meredith

in Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Network

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571316
eISBN:
9780197571347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571316.003.0029
Subject:
Chemistry, Study and Communication Skills in Chemistry

Deciding whether to be a “public scientist”—using the media spotlight to highlight important issues—means deciding whether one is a natural explainer. Also, it must be decided how much time and ... More


Give Compelling Talks

Dennis Meredith

in Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Network

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571316
eISBN:
9780197571347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571316.003.0004
Subject:
Chemistry, Study and Communication Skills in Chemistry

This chapter will help you more effectively reach your peers, but it also aims to enhance your communications with lay audiences. Giving compelling talks means freeing oneself from text by sufficient ... More


The Epistemic Normativity of Conjecture

Mona Simion

in Shifty Speech and Independent Thought: Epistemic Normativity in Context

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192895288
eISBN:
9780191916083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895288.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter looks more closely into the epistemic normativity of a particular constative—conjecture—and examines and accounts for the contextual variation of its propriety. The chapter has two aims: ... More


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