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Rhetorical Resources for Teaching Responsible Communication of Science

February 4, 2014

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Goodwin, Jean; Dahlstrom, Michael F.; Kemis, Mari; Wolf, Clark; and Hutchison, Christine. “Rhetorical Resources for Teaching Responsible Communication of Science.” Poroi 10, Iss. 1 (2014): Article 7. doi:10.13008/2151-2957.1179 A report on our NSF-funded work to build cases exploring ethical challenges when scientists address the public. Get this paper at: http://ir.uiowa.edu/poroi/vol10/iss1/7/

Ethical issues in science communication

December 24, 2013

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Goodwin, Jean, Michael F. Dahlstrom & Susanna Priest (Eds.), Ethical issues in science communication: A theory-based approach:  Proceedings of a symposium at Iowa State University, May 30-June 1, 2013. Charleston, SC: CreateSpace. Buy it at Amazon.

Communication strategies for earning trust in climate change debates

December 3, 2013

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Climate scientists need the trust of lay audiences if they are to share their knowledge. But significant audience segments—those doubtful or dismissive of climate change—distrust climate scientists.

“Editors’ Note” [to theme issue on science communication ethics].

October 1, 2012

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Why we need to be studying the ethics of science communication

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

July 26, 2012

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41 papers at the intersection of expertise, civic controversies, and communication.

Lippmann, the indispensable opposition

July 14, 2012

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Lippmann's thoroughgoing pessimism may lead us to a better understanding of the role of communication in public deliberations between scientists and citizens.

What is ‘responsible advocacy’ in science? Good advice.

July 14, 2012

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"Responsible" advocacy is still advocacy. To be good, it should be zealous. But zeal undermines scientific authority. So advising, not advocating, should be the speech act of choice.

Good reasons for trusting climate science communication

July 14, 2012

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Scientists can earn trust--but only by making themselves vulnerable.

Accounting for the appeal to the authority of experts

July 14, 2012

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Experts have methods for earning the trust of lay audiences--but using their authority is costly. I explain how.

Dilemmas of expertise in sustainable agriculture

July 14, 2012

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What do four eminent experts in sustainable agriculture think of their roles in policy-making? And what communication strategies do they understand they have to fulfill those roles?