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Creating connections : museums and the public understanding of current research

Author: David Chittenden; Graham Farmelo; Bruce V Lewenstein
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the public understanding of research (PUR) and how it affects what science museums do. This title is a useful resource for science museum professionals who want to guide their institutions  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongress
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chittenden, David, 1944-
Creating connections.
Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)647113911
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Chittenden; Graham Farmelo; Bruce V Lewenstein
ISBN: 0759104751 9780759104754 075910476X 9780759104761
OCLC Number: 53144522
Description: xiv, 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Bill Nye --
Introduction: Only Connect: Linking the Public with Current Scientific Research / Graham Farmelo --
On the History and Challenges of Public Understanding of Research --
La buona e non mascherata filosofia, or the Exhibitionists / Larry Stewart --
The Challenge and the Opportunity of Presenting "Unfinished Science" / John Durant --
Public Understanding of Research: The Big Opportunities and Issues --
Different Ways of Looking at Public Understanding of Research / Bruce V. Lewenstein, Rick Bonney --
Museums as Agora: Diversifying Approaches to Engaging Publics in Research / Albert A. Einsiedel Jr., Edna F. Einsiedel --
Evaluating Public Understanding of Research Projects and Initiatives / Martin Storksdieck, John H. Falk --
What about the Audiences? Tailoring PUR Programs for Museum Visitors / Heather Mayfield --
Dangerous Ground? Public Engagement with Scientific Controversy / Xerxes Mazda --
Improving Public Understanding of Scientific Research: A View from the Research Side / Chris Paola --
New Alliances to Promote the Public Understanding of Research / Peter J. Bruns, Mark D. Hertle --
Collaboration and the Public Understanding of Current Research / Larry Bell --
Funding and Institutional Issues Related to Public Understanding of Research / Laura Martin, Rob Semper, Sally Duensing --
Some Emerging Public Understanding of Research Strategies and Approaches --
Understanding the Process of Research / Rick Bonney --
Production Aspects of Promoting Public Understanding of Research / David A. Ucko.
Responsibility: David Chittenden, Graham Farmelo, and Bruce V. Lewenstein.
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