Editor

Jean Goodwin

Proceedings Title

Between Scientists & Citizens

Description

Uncertain knowledge must be communicated to the public, as environmental problems can potentially reach many people. Uncertainty communication is assumed by some to increase public trust in science and policy makers, by others to produce public panic. We have used focus groups for getting insights about this assumption and more generally about peoples' attitudes following uncertainty communication, for the controversy on the effects of endocrine disrupters (EDs) on human male fertility.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/sciencecommunication-180809-75

Share

COinS
 
Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Should Scientists Communicate Uncertainty to the Public in Health Controversies? The Case of Endocrine Disrupters’ Effects on Male Fertility

Uncertain knowledge must be communicated to the public, as environmental problems can potentially reach many people. Uncertainty communication is assumed by some to increase public trust in science and policy makers, by others to produce public panic. We have used focus groups for getting insights about this assumption and more generally about peoples' attitudes following uncertainty communication, for the controversy on the effects of endocrine disrupters (EDs) on human male fertility.

 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.