SCIENCE COMMUNICATION IN SOUTH AFRICA, reflections on current issues

: Weingart (P.) et al eds.

R 300.00
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231pp., paperback, Somerset West, 2019


A collection of essays on the challenges of communicating specialised scientific knowledge in ways that are more accessible and intelligible to the general public. 

Contributions include:

"Putting Responsible Research and Innovation into Practice at a Local Level in South Africa" by Penelope Haworth and Anne Dijkstra

"Science and Social Media: opportunities, benefits and risks" by Shirona Patel

"The Quackery Virus: a preliminary analysis of pseudoscientific health messages on Twitter" by George Claassen

"The Amplification of Uncertainty: the use of science in the social media by the anti-vaccination movement" by Francois van Schalkwyk.