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Rhetorical analysis of Oregon’s 2010 Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR) transcripts provides insight into understanding how citizens evaluate the rhetoric of experts as well as how they process technical discourses. The CIR demonstrates the potential of a Deweyian model of expertise—where experts inform and citizens deliberate—for improving expert-citizen interactions

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Evaluating Experts: Understanding Citizen Assessments of Technical Discourse

Rhetorical analysis of Oregon’s 2010 Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR) transcripts provides insight into understanding how citizens evaluate the rhetoric of experts as well as how they process technical discourses. The CIR demonstrates the potential of a Deweyian model of expertise—where experts inform and citizens deliberate—for improving expert-citizen interactions

 

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