Communicating Science, Volume 2

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Eileen Scanlon, Elizabeth Whitelegg, Simeon Yates
Routledge, 1999 - Psychology - 312 pages
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'Communicating Science' is a collection of articles dealing with the communication between scientists, examining what they need to communicate and how they go about this. The first section describes the nature of science, what counts as scientific evidence, and scientists' views of the process of scientific discovery. The second section deals with the means of communication adopted for the exchange of information between scientists. These include such instruments as journals, professional bodies, peer reviews, as well as new modes of communication such as the World Wide Web. The third part includes case studies of situations where scientists communicate with other professionals, giving a close and intimate understanding of how the professional life of scientists really works.

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