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A unique fingerprint? Factors influencing attitudes towards science and technology in South Africa
(Academy of Science of South Africa, 2016)
From an international perspective, research in the field of public attitudes towards science and technology has been conducted since the 1970s. A frequently proposed – and empirically supported – theory is that strong ...
Types of knowledge in science-based practices
Science communication as an interdisciplinary field of study has always been concerned with issues of knowledge utilisation. This theoretical paper focusses on the “knowledge” part of knowledge utilisation and provides ...
Use of scientific research by South African winemakers
The study investigated the extent to which transmission and cognition, the first two stages in the research use process, are accomplished for winemakers. “Transmission-cognition” was operationalized as the frequency of ...
Factors influencing the public communication behaviour of publicly visible scientists in South Africa
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
ENGLISH SUMMARY: Given the policy intention of the South African government to encourage and support public science engagement, this study set out to identify and understand the factors that influence scientists’ behaviours ...
Science communication as a field of research : identifying trends, challenges and gaps by analysing research papers
(Sissa Medialab, 2017)
Research in the field of science communication started emerging about 50 years ago and has since then matured as a field of academic enquiry. Early findings about research-active authors and countries reveal that scholarly ...
New potentials in the communication of open science with non‐scientific publics: The case of the anti‐vaccination movement
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: There is persistent pressure on science to be more open. But for all the fervour, scant attention has been paid to the full gamut of the potentials of openness, both positive and negative. These potentials ...