The Craft of Scientific Communication

The ability to communicate in print and person is essential to the life of a
successful scientist But since writing is often secondary ... Tbt Craft of Scientific
Communication will teach science students and scientists alike how to improve
the clarity, ...

Author: Joseph E. Harmon

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226316637

Category: Science

Page: 192

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The ability to communicate in print and person is essential to the life of a successful scientist. But since writing is often secondary in scientific education and teaching, there remains a significant need for guides that teach scientists how best to convey their research to general and professional audiences. The Craft of Scientific Communication will teach science students and scientists alike how to improve the clarity, cogency, and communicative power of their words and images. In this remarkable guide, Joseph E. Harmon and Alan G. Gross have combined their many years of experience in the art of science writing to analyze published examples of how the best scientists communicate. Organized topically with information on the structural elements and the style of scientific communications, each chapter draws on models of past successes and failures to show students and practitioners how best to negotiate the world of print, online publication, and oral presentation.

The Practice of Technical and Scientific Communication

They have found their way into technical and scientific communication through
many different and exciting routes. ABOUT THE PROFESSION Since our primary
goal in this book is for you to understand what being a technical or scientific ...

Author: Jean A. Lutz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567503616

Category: Education

Page: 309

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The Practice of Technical and Scientific Communication is a detailed description of the work done by technical and scientific communicators in a variety of professional settings. It is designed mainly as an educational and career planning tool for students preparing for careers in technical communication. However, it may also be used by educators who teach and advise students, by researchers who need a comprehensive picture of technical communication practice, and by employers who need a more thorough understanding of how technical communicators can contribute to their businesses.

Linguistic and Translation Studies in Scientific Communication

In chapter 13 , JUAN JOSÉ MARTÍNEZ - SIERRA draws on the dramatic increase
of scientific and technical texts in the media ... Construction and Communication
of Scientific Knowledge MARTIN HEWINGS 12 Introduction María ROSARIO ...

Author: M. Lluïsa Gea Valor

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3034300697

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 317

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This volume offers a collection of papers which seek to provide further insights into the way scientific and technical knowledge is communicated (i.e., written, transmitted, and translated) nowadays, not only in the academic sphere but also in society as a whole. Language in science has traditionally been valued for prioritising objective, propositional content; however, interpersonal and pragmatic dimensions as well as translation perspectives are worth exploring in order to better understand the mechanisms of specialised communication. Accordingly, the contributions in this volume cover topics of special interest to scholars and researchers in the fields of linguistics and translation, such as the popularisation and transmission of scientific knowledge via ICTs; terminology and corpus-based studies in scientific discourse; genres and discourse in scientific and technical communication; the history and evolution of scientific language; and translation of scientific texts.

Scientific Communication

Carleigh Davis and Erin A. Frost As this collection shows, scientific
communication has been somewhat neglected within the field of technical and
scientific communication. Further, there is evidence of a disconnect between
theories and ...

Author: Han Yu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351661768

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

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This book addresses the roles and challenges of people who communicate science, who work with scientists, and who teach STEM majors how to write. In terms of practice and theory, chapters address themes encountered by scientists and communicators, including ethical challenges, visual displays, and communication with publics, as well as changed and changing contexts and genres. The pedagogy section covers topics important to instructors’ everyday teaching as well as longer-term curricular development. Chapters address delivery of rhetorically informed instruction, communication from experts to the publics, writing assessment, online teaching, and communication-intensive pedagogies and curricula.

Scientific Communication and National Security

National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, Policy and
Global Affairs, Institute of Medicine, Committee on Science, Engineering, and
Public Policy, Panel on Scientific Communication and National Security.
adequate ...

Author: National Academy of Engineering

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309033329

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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The military, political, and economic preeminence of the United States during the post-World War II era is based to a substantial degree on its superior rate of achievement in science and technology, as well as on its capacity to translate these achievements into products and processes that contribute to economic prosperity and the national defense. The success of the U.S. scientific enterprise has been facilitated by many factors, important among them the opportunity for American scientists and engineers to pursue their research-and to communicate with each other-in a free and open environment. During the last two administrations, however, concern has arisen that the characteristically open U.S. scientific community has served as one of the channels through which critical information and know-how are flowing to the Soviet Union and to other potential adversary countries; openness in science is thus perceived to present short-term national security risks in addition to its longer-term national security benefits in improved U.S. military technology. The Panel on Scientific Communication and National Security was asked to examine the various aspects of the application of controls to scientific communication and to suggest how to balance competing national objectives so as to best serve the general welfare. The Panel held three two-day meetings in Washington at which it was briefed by representatives of the departments of Defense, State, and Commerce, and by representatives of the intelligence community, including the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency. The Panel also heard presentations by members of the research community and by university representatives. In addition to these briefings, the Rand Corporation prepared an independent analysis of the transfer of sensitive technology from the United States to the Soviet Union. To determine the views of scientists and administrators at major research universities, the Panel asked a group of faculty members and administrative officials at Cornell University to prepare a paper incorporating their own views and those of counterparts at other universities. The main thrust of the Panel's findings is completely reflected in this document. However, the Panel has also produced a classified version of the subpanel report based on the secret intelligence information it was given; this statement is available at the Academy to those with the appropriate security clearance.

Scientific Communication in African Universities

Of all the challenges scientific communication in African institutions face, the most
prominent remains funding constraints. This is reflected in various forms
including limited access to foreign exchange, dwindling personal and institutional

Author: Damtew Teferra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135943486

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 498


First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Devant Le Deluge and Other Essays on Early Modern Scientific Communication

The scientific journal was born under the auspices of the recently founded Royal
Society of London with the first issue of ... forms of communication methods, many
of which are still prevalent today and helped influence and form the journal.

Author: David Abraham Kronick

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810850036

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

View: 346


This book covers in detail the operations conducted by the light artillery aircraft of the Ninth US Army during the Second World War. It is a revealing and interesting insight into events of the time as recorded by an Artillery Air Officer in his daily journal.

Defense and the Environment Effective Scientific Communication

Leslie Groves, commander of the Manhattan District of the Corps of Engineers,
learned from scientists in the Office of Scientific Research and Development ... (
eds.), Defense and the Environment: Effective Scientific Communication, 189–

Author: Katarina Mahutova

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402020827

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

View: 397


The success of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) at military facilities requires support and leadership from the highest levels of management, adequate resources for development and implementation, and an acknowledgement by the military commanders that EMS is an integral part of facilities and operations management. The theme of this book is the effective communication of environmental concerns in a changing military environment.

The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication

On topics from genetic engineering and mad cow disease to vaccination and climate change, this Handbook draws on the insights of 57 leading science of science communication scholars who explore what social scientists know about how citizens ...

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190497620

Category: Psychology

Page: 512

View: 188


The proposal to vaccinate adolescent girls against the human papilloma virus ignited political controversy, as did the advent of fracking and a host of other emerging technologies. These disputes attest to the persistent gap between expert and public perceptions. Complicating the communication of sound science and the debates that surround the societal applications of that science is a changing media environment in which misinformation can elicit belief without corrective context and likeminded individuals are prone to seek ideologically comforting information within their own self-constructed media enclaves. Drawing on the expertise of leading science communication scholars from six countries, The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication not only charts the media landscape - from news and entertainment to blogs and films - but also examines the powers and perils of human biases - from the disposition to seek confirming evidence to the inclination to overweight endpoints in a trend line. In the process, it draws together the best available social science on ways to communicate science while also minimizing the pernicious effects of human bias. The Handbook adds case studies exploring instances in which communication undercut or facilitated the access to scientific evidence. The range of topics addressed is wide, from genetically engineered organisms and nanotechnology to vaccination controversies and climate change. Also unique to this book is a focus on the complexities of involving the public in decision making about the uses of science, the regulations that should govern its application, and the ethical boundaries within which science should operate. The Handbook is an invaluable resource for researchers in the communication fields, particularly in science and health communication, as well as to scholars involved in research on scientific topics susceptible to distortion in partisan debate.

Science Communication in the World

This volume is aimed at all those who wonder about the mechanisms and effects of the disclosure of knowledge.

Author: Bernard Schiele

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400742796

Category: Science

Page: 318

View: 290


This volume is aimed at all those who wonder about the mechanisms and effects of the disclosure of knowledge. Whether they have a professional interest in understanding these processes generally, or they wish to conduct targeted investigations in the PCST field, it will be useful to anyone involved in science communication, including researchers, academics, students, journalists, science museum staff, scientists high public profiles, and information officers in scientific institutions.

Handbook of Science Communication

There have been many episodes in the history of science when scientists have
taken an interest in communicating their ideas to the public. During the
eighteenth century, for example, the period now known as the Enlightenment
produced a ...

Author: Anthony Wilson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849386853

Category: Science

Page: 159

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Addressing the lack of a specific book on core communication/presentation skills, the Handbook of Science Communication is written as a guide for students to speak and write effectively and as a reference for scientists who need to communicate their work effectively to each other and to the wider public. The book considers how the public understanding of science has changed with time and clearly explains how important the art of communication is for the effective communication of ideas. It continues with guidance on literature searches and the use of information sources, from the library to the live interviewee. The book also deals with how to write and speak effectively, working in a group, and working with the media.

Introducing Science Communication

As such, surveys of adult scientific literacy and assessment within science
education has had to develop scales or related ... Particular emphasis was
placed on communicating scientific research that raised novel questions or had
an impact on ...

Author: Mark L. Brake

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137079442

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 943


From discussions of climate change to the latest arguments around stem cell research, science has never been more topical and relevant to our everyday lives. Yet its intricacies are often hard for the general public to grasp. The key challenge for scientists and science communicators is to explain these scientific ideas and engage different groups with current debates. This long-overdue book explores how to successfully communicate complex and sometimes controversial scientific issues. Investigating the practices behind a range of traditional media and more interactive approaches, the book looks at how professional communicators interact with and present science communication in all its guises. It explores the historical background of science communication and examines how science continues to be referred to and used throughout popular culture, the media, and museums. Practical chapters explain key methods and give tips on overcoming communication issues and problems, whilst introducing the reader to a theoretical understanding of science communication. Written and edited by pioneering and experienced professionals in the field, this is an essential text for students and practitioners learning how to effectively communicate science.

Science Communication An Introduction

'The book provides a concise, informative, comprehensive, and current overview of key issues in the field of science communication, the background of science communication, its theoretical bases, and its links to science communication ...

Author: Dam Frans Van

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811209895

Category: Science

Page: 276

View: 748


A concise, coherent and easily readable textbook about the field of science communication, connecting the practice of science communicators with theory. In the book, recent trends and shifts in the field resonate, such as the transition from telling about science to interacting with the public and the importance of science communication in health and environmental communication. The chapters have been written by experts in their disciplines, coming from philosophy of science and communication studies to health communication and science journalism. Cases from around the world illustrate science communication in practice. The book provides a broad, up-to-date and coherent introduction to science communication for both, students of science communication and related fields, as well as professionals.

Science Communication in Theory and Practice

1. TheBackground. to. Effective. Science. Communication. with. the. Public.
Susan M. Stocklmayer1 (1) National Centrefor thePublic Awareness of Science,
Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia ...

Author: S.M. Stocklmayer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401006200

Category: Science

Page: 285

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This book provides an overview of the theory and practice of science communication. It deals with modes of informal communication such as science centres, television programs, and journalism and the research that informs practitioners about the effectiveness of their programs. It aims to meet the needs of those studying science communication and will form a readily accessible source of expertise for communicators.

Scientific Communications and Editing Service of the Institute

The fiold would not only cover research studios on individual aspects of scientific
communication mothods and tochniquos , but also the broader one of research in
tho agricultural Sciences from an inter - departmental , international point of ...


Publisher: Bib. Orton IICA / CATIE




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Science Communication

... pressure is increasing on grant holders to engage more effectively with the
public. What does this mean in practice? The landscape is complex and effective
science communication is not a straightfonrvard matter. There is both scientific
and ...

Author: Laura Bowater

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118406663

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 851


Science communication is a rapidly expanding area and meaningfulengagement between scientists and the public requires effectivecommunication. Designed to help the novice scientist get started with sciencecommunication, this unique guide begins with a short history ofscience communication before discussing the design and delivery ofan effective engagement event. Along with numerous case studieswritten by highly regarded international contributors, the bookdiscusses how to approach face-to-face science communication andengagement activities with the public while providing tips to avoidpotential pitfalls. This book has been written for scientists at all stages of theircareer, including undergraduates and postgraduates wishing toengage with effective science communication for the firsttime, or looking to develop their science communicationportfolio.

The Science of Science Communication II

cientists often struggle to communicate theirwork, saidRalph Cicerone, president
of the National Academyof Sciences, in his introductory remarks onthesecond
day ofthe Arthur M. Sackler colloquium on The Science ofScience
Communication ...

Author: Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309292016

Category: Political Science

Page: 138

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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.

Communication The Essence of Science

APPENDIX B Scientific Communication as a Social System WILLIAM D. GARVEY
AND BELVER C. GRIFFITH* In 1961, when we began a study of scientific
communication in the field of psychology, the “scientific information crisis” within ...

Author: William D. Garvey

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483182070

Category: Science

Page: 344

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Communication: The Essence of Science provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of scientific communication. This book focuses on those information-exchange activities that take place mainly among scientists actively involved on the research front. Organized into five chapters, this book begins with an overview of the psychologists' description of the communication structure of science. This text then examines the relationship among spanning, connecting, and integrating the various streams of activities involved in the production of information. Other chapters consider some of the main republication media and suggest ways that may be used in the librarian's effort to provide effective information services to scientists. This book discusses as well the significance of scientific articles to the scientific community. The final chapter deals with the significant role of librarians as a social scientist. This book is a valuable resource for psychologists, social psychologists, librarians, social scientists, sociologists, engineers, teachers, and students.

Successful Science Communication

In order to make the business plan, the school students need to do the
experiments to test the science behind the proposal. They are invited to the
university or company of the scientist who conceived the idea. They also need to
become ...

Author: David J. Bennett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139501149

Category: Education


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In the 25 years since the 'Bodmer Report' kick-started the public understanding of science movement, there has been something of a revolution in science communication. However, despite the ever-growing demands of the public, policy-makers and the media, many scientists still find it difficult to successfully explain and publicise their activities or to understand and respond to people's hopes and concerns about their work. Bringing together experienced and successful science communicators from across the academic, commercial and media worlds, this practical guide fills this gap to provide a one-stop resource covering science communication in its many different forms. The chapters provide vital background knowledge and inspiring ideas for how to deal with different situations and interest groups. Entertaining personal accounts of projects ranging from podcasts, to science festivals, to student-run societies give working examples of how scientists can engage with their audiences and demonstrate the key ingredients in successful science communication.