Status: This module is currently in development
Science communication is often seen as a unidirectional process from scientist to non-scientists, but with careful and strategic engagement it can be so much more. For this, a deeper understanding of the basics and existing structures is needed, as well as the capabilities of newer channels like social media. This module will teach effective techniques for communicating your research with a wider audience, as well as engaging them with the process itself.
- The researcher will be able to identify and describe some of the major different types of audience and stakeholder involved in science communication, what their needs and viewpoints are, and the importance of citizen science and public engagement with science.
- By working either individually or their research group, each researcher will be able to use a range of communication channels, including social media, to strategically engage different types of audience with their research.
- If there are relevant policy-related issues to their discipline, the researcher will be able to engage with them through available channels and make sure that their research field is appropriately represented.
- Each researcher will be able to identify relevant press/communication contacts at their institute, and be able to convey to them why their research is of importance for wider dissemination.
- The researcher will be able to write a blog post or non-specialist summary about either their own research or research that they are familiar with, and communicate this to wider non-academic audiences.
Research Articles and Reports
- Towards an Analytical Framework of Science Communication Models, Trench, 2008
- An introduction to social media for scientists, Bik and Goldstein, 2013
- Ten simple rules of live tweeting at scientific conferences, Ekins and Perlstein, 2014
- Crowd science: The organization of scientific research in open collaborative projects, Franzoni and Sauermann, 2014
- Why did the proton cross the road? Humour and science communication, Reisch, 2014
- Science communication as political communication, Scheufele, 2014
- Why should we promote public engagement with science?, Stilgoe et al., 2014
- Bridging science education and science communication research, Baram-Tsabari and Osborne, 2015
- Opinion: Lay summaries needed to enhance science communication, Kuehne and Olden, 2015
- Identifying what matters: Science education, science communication and democracy, Lewenstein, 2015
- Best practices for managing intellectual property rights in citizen science: A guide for researchers and citizen scientists, Scassa and Chung, 2015
- Global change and local solutions: Tapping the unrealized potential of citizen science for biodiversity research, Theobald et al., 2015
- Emerging problems of data quality in citizen science, Lukyanenko et al., 2016
- Youth-focused citizen science: Examining the role of environmental science learning and agency for conservation, Ballard et al., 2017
- Contribution of citizen science towards international biodiversity monitorin, Chandler et al., 2017
- Citizen Science Terminology Matters: Exploring Key Terms, Eitzel et al., 2017
- Leveraging the power of place in citizen science for effective conservation decision making, Newman et al., 2017
- Austrian Citizen Science Conference 2017: Expanding Horizons
- Setting up crowd science projects, Scheliga et al., 2016
- Public-friendly Open Science, Matteo Cantiello
- Guidelines for good science Public Relations, Wissenschaft im Dialog and the Bundesverband Hochschulkommunikation
- Effective communication, better science, Manica I. Felaumajer
- Five strategies for identifying an audience, Lisa Willemse
- Policy: The art of science advice to government, Peter Gluckman
- Guidance: Principles of scientific advice to government, Government Office for Science (UK)
- Getting started with science communication, Sam Illingworth
- European Citizen Science Association, ECSA
- Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
- Open Science Monitor, Citizen Science, European Commission
- Cientopolis, Citizen science and open science platform for Latin America
- AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program
- Citizen Science & Open Science: Synergies & Future Areas of Work, Doing it Together Science (ECSA)
- How to effectively communication science and scientific research to a broad audience, Robinson, 2009
- Collection: Plain language summaries of research, Rodgers et al., 2017
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