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ERIC Number: EJ1216131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2154-8455
Scientific Societies' Support for Public Engagement: An Interview Study
Yuan, Shupei; Dudo, Anthony; Besley, John C.
International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, v9 n2 p140-153 2019
Scientific societies play an important role in scientists' career development and can have an impact on scientific advancement. The current study explores scientific societies' view of and support for public engagement. Interviews with key actors of 21 US-based scientific societies suggest that societies recognize the value of public engagement and outreach, and the emphasis has been steadily increasing. Depending on the membership size and discipline of the society, various types of engagement activities are supported and offered. We also explored potential challenges and opportunities for societies in supporting scientific engagement of the public. The current project aimed at providing an overview of the role of scientific societies to help identify ways to areas to enhance the allocation of resources to support public engagement and future research, including theory development.
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Language: English
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