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Communication via storytelling, according to Randy Olson, is essential to communicate science and grab the public's attention.
This article explores the relationship between the scientific information and users of scientific information, including what sources are trusted and used most.
In identifying how environmental issues can be improved with an understanding of the human dimensions, this article reviews 18 fields and identifies 10 distinct contributions that social sciences can make to conservation. It also provides reference for those wishing to engage with the conservation social sciences.
Often perception by community residents and lay public of risk differ from actual risk that is based on careful analysis. We need to learn to communicate actual risk by using active listening, assessing frames within which risks are perceived, and separating identity frames from risk frames.
Authors focus on using the framing technique to convery technical information in the most effective way
This paper discusses the role of the science of science communication in communicating climate change.
We developed a guide to assist natural scientists in understanding the philosophical basis of social science to support the meaningful interpretation of social research outcomes. The 3 fundamental elements of research are ontology, what exists in the human world that researchers can acquire knowledge about; epistemology, how knowledge is created; and philosophical perspective, the philosophical orientation of the researcher that guides her or his action. Many elements of the guide also apply to the natural sciences.
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