Key Findings: The (Very Limited) Evidence Base for Basic-Science-Specific Science Communication in Key Communication Journals

Friday, July 23, 2021
Resource Type:
Literature Review | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Websites, Mobile Apps, and Online Media, Comics, Books, and Newspapers
General Public | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists
Education and learning science | General STEM
Michigan state university, Karen Peterman Consulting

We used a combination of keyword- and human-coding-based strategies to identify and characterize the degree to which four key science communication journals have included research articles focused on the communication of basic science (N = 2,386). These journals included Public Understanding of Science, Science Communication, the Journal of Science Communication, and the International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement. Our intention is to give those interested in basic-science-related communication the ability to speak to the degree to which an evidence-based ‘basic science communication research literature’ exists within core science communication journals.

Private Foundation
Funding Program: 
Kavli-DOE Funding Project on Communication Research Related to Basic Science

Team Members

John BesleyCo-Principal Investigator
Karen PetermanCo-Principal Investigator

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