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As science continues to become implicated in personal and collective decision-making, the stakes for communicating science to non-expert audiences intensify. In such an environment, a clear articulation of ethical issues arising from science communication is essential. If the audience’s normative expectations are not understood, even the best-intentioned science communicator find herself exacerbating existing controversies over decisions with additional unproductive controversies over appropriate communication

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Introduction: Towards a Research Agenda for Science Communication Ethics

As science continues to become implicated in personal and collective decision-making, the stakes for communicating science to non-expert audiences intensify. In such an environment, a clear articulation of ethical issues arising from science communication is essential. If the audience’s normative expectations are not understood, even the best-intentioned science communicator find herself exacerbating existing controversies over decisions with additional unproductive controversies over appropriate communication

 

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