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(In)authentic science and (im)partial publics: (re)constructing the science outreach and public engagement agenda

Holliman, Richard and Jensen, Eric (2009). (In)authentic science and (im)partial publics: (re)constructing the science outreach and public engagement agenda. In: Holliman, Richard; Whitelegg, Elizabeth; Scanlon, Eileen; Smidt, Sam and Thomas, Jeff eds. Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age: Implications for public engagement and popular media. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 35–52.

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This chapter describes how focus group interviews were used to investigate scientists expressions of commitment to first (deficit), second (dialogic) and third (contextual) orders of public engagement. The findings suggest that ambitious third order agendas for public engagement were only rarely articulated by these scientists, who were generally keen to contribute in ways they understood best, and to audiences that they particularly valued.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Open University
ISBN: 0-19-955266-5, 978-0-19-955266-5
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Science > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 13058
Depositing User: Richard Holliman
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2009 08:38
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 09:26
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