Between Scientists & Citizens: Proceedings of a Conference at Iowa State University, June 1-2, 2012

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GPSSA, 2012 - Science - 462 pages
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This volume brings together selected papers from an interdisciplinary conference focused on effective and appropriate communication of science in the often-heated controversies characteristic of contemporary democracies. The forty essays represent cutting-edge work from rhetorical and communication theorists studying the practices and norms of public discourse and science communication, philosophers interested in the informal logic of everyday reasoning and in the theory of deliberative democracy, and science studies scholars examining the intersections between the social worlds of scientists and citizens. Topics include the theory and practice of public participation exercises involving experts and lay publics, communication techniques for conveying uncertainty, complexity and scale, pseudocontroversy and "manufactured doubt" about science, and the maintenance of trust between scientists and citizens.
 

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Sally Jackson University of Illinois
19
Ben Almassi College of Lake County
39
Bill Anelli Modesto Jr College
53
Atchison Metropolitan State University
75
Martín Carcasson Colorado State University
99
Deserai Anderson Crow J Richard Stevens University of ColoradoBoulder
121
Per Fjelstad University of New Hampshire
141
Using Delphi to Track Shifts in Meanings of Scientific Concepts in a Longterm
163
Laura Maxim Martine Cadot Pascale Mansier Centre national de
275
Tess McBride CynthiaLou Coleman Portland State University
297
Nucci William K Hallman Rutgers The State University of New Jersey
315
Assessing Bias Charges against Collaborative Expertise with an
325
David Seim University of WisconsinStout
345
Leah Sprain AndyM Merolla Martín Carcasson Colorado State University
365
Robert Strikwerda St Louis University
379
Tosh Tachino University of Winnipeg David R Russell Iowa State University
393

Dale Hample University of Maryland
183
Thierry Herman University of Lausanne Camillia Salas University of Neuchâtel
209
Travis Johnson Arizona State University
229
Moira Kloster University of the Fraser Valley
253
Kenny Walker University of Arizona
413
What You Need to Know
427
Martin Weinel Cardiff University
441
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