STS and science communication: Reflecting on a relationship:

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Abstract

This brief commentary considers the relation between science communication research and practice and the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). It outlines some key aspects of STS approaches, from an emphasis on exploratory research to considerations of normativity and the political, and discusses what they can bring to science communication. It ends by arguing for methodological and disciplinary diversity in science communication research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-313
Number of pages9
JournalPublic Understanding of Science
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2022

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 508016 Science communication
  • 509017 Social studies of science

Keywords

  • Democracy
  • Methods
  • Politics
  • Science and Technology Studies

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