Comparing Student and Professional Responses Toward Advocacy in Science

Publication and Source

Crawford, B.A., Kramer, D.W. & Hinton, J.W. (2016). Comparing Student and Professional Responses Toward Advocacy in Science. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 21(4), 361-370.

Short Description

In order to explore scientists' roles in advocacy, this study examined the perspectives of students, academic faculty, and natural resource professionals regarding the role of scientists in policy and advocacy. Groups disagreed about what actions are 'advocacy' and what roles are acceptable for scientists, but agreed that scientists should have a role in advocacy. Results from the study demonstrate a need for educational opportunities for emerging and established scientists in order to increase understanding of the intersection of science and advocacy and the role of scientists.