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Communicating uncertainty : media coverage of new and controversial science

Author: Sharon M Friedman
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. ; London : Lawrence Erlbaum, 1998.
Series: Communication series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work explores scientific uncertainty and media coverage of science in such major public issues as AIDS, biotechnology, dioxin, global warming, and nature vs nurture.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon M Friedman
ISBN: 0805827277 9780805827279 0805827285 9780805827286
OCLC Number: 263560777
Description: 350 pages
Contents: Contents: Preface. Introduction. Part I: Interpreting Uncertainty. S.C. Zehr, Scientists' Representations of Uncertainty. S.H. Stocking, How Journalists Deal With Scientific Uncertainty. E. Einsiedel, B. Thorne, Public Responses to Uncertainty. S. Dunwoody, Scientists, Journalists, and the Meaning of Uncertainty. P.M. Boffey, J.E. Rodgers, S.H. Schneider, Interpreting Uncertainty: A Panel Discussion. Part II: Science in the Public Arena. S.H. Priest, Popular Beliefs, Media, and Biotechnology. S.M. Friedman, The Never-Ending Story of Dioxin. D.E. Chubin, An Uncertain Social Contract: The Case of Human Resources for Science. D. Blum, Reporting on the Changing Science of Human Behavior. D. Dumanoski, W.H. Farland, S. Krimsky, Science in the Public Arena: A Panel Discussion. Part III: Beyond the Basics. C.L. Rogers, The Importance of Understanding Audiences. K.E. Rowan, Effective Explanation of Uncertain and Complex Science. R.J. Griffin, Using Systematic Thinking to Choose and Evaluate Evidence. R.R. Colwell, P. Girshman, C.B. Marrett, P. Raeburn, F.S. Rowland, T. Siegfried, Beyond the Basics: A Roundtable Discussion.
Series Title: Communication series.
Responsibility: edited by Sharon M. Friedman [and others].

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