An Empirical and Conceptual Note on Science Communication’s Role in Society

Autor(en)
Sarah Davies
Abstrakt

This research note explores the nature of science communication’s role in modern societies, using data from a qualitative interview study with scholars and teachers of science communication and discussing this in light of science communication literature. Six types of roles for science communication within society are identified: It is said to ensure the accountability and legitimacy of publicly funded science, have practical functions, enhance democracy, serve a cultural role, fulfil particular economic purposes, and act as promotion or marketing. These arguments are examined and their implications for science communication research and practice discussed.

Organisation(en)
Institut für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung
Journal
Science Communication
ISSN
1075-5470
Publikationsdatum
2020
Peer-reviewed
Ja
ÖFOS 2012
509017 Wissenschaftsforschung
Link zum Portal
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/de/publications/an-empirical-and-conceptual-note-on-science-communications-role-in-society(42972724-9e67-4a7b-ae2a-4fb354d9fdbc).html