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Do Scientists Understand the Public?

  • June 2010
  • EU and governance
  • Topics in science
  • Report

A report by Chris Mooney published by American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010. Produced as part of the "Improving the Scientific Community’s Understanding of Public Concerns about Science and Technology" project.

This project examined how to improve the scientific community’s appreciation of public concerns about science and technology. The project reversed the more common question of public understanding of science by asking what scientists know or should know about the public and its concerns. Funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the project considered the role of the scientist and the public in deliberations about the tradeoffs inherent in scientific or technological developments.

Download the final report below.

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  • public understanding of science
  • public engagement
  • scientists
  • researchers