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Communicating uncertainty : media coverage of new and controversial science / edited by Sharon M. Friedman, Sharon Dunwoody, Carol L. Rogers.

  • Friedman, Sharon M.
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About this work


Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1999.

Physical description

xiv, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographic references and indexes


Scientists' representations of uncertainty / Stephen C. Zehr -- How journalists deal with scientific uncertainty / S. Holly Stocking -- Public responses to uncertainty / Edna Einsiedel & Bruce Thorne -- Scientists, journalists, and the meaning of uncertainty / Sharon Dunwoody -- Interpreting uncertainty : a panel discussion / Philip M. Boffey, Joann Ellison Rodgers, & Stephen H. Schneider -- Popular beliefs, media, and biotechnology / Susanna Hornig Priest -- Never-ending story of dioxin / Sharon M. Friedman -- Uncertain social contract : the case of human resources for science / Daryl E. Chubin -- Reporting on the changing science of human behavior / Deborah Blum -- Science in the public arena : a panel discussion / Dianne Dumanoski, William H. Farland, & Sheldon Krimsky -- Importance of understanding audiences / Carol L. Rogers -- Effective explanation of uncertain and complex science / Katherine E. Rowan -- Using systematic thinking to choose and evaluate evidence / Robert J. Griffin -- Beyond the basics : a roundtable discussion / Rita R. Colwell ... [et al.].


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