Communication

Blog posts and resources relating to social science communication. To start a new discussion on communication, visit the forum via the above link.

The Science Media Centre at 20

The UK’s Science Media Centre (SMC) is an internationally admired, and occasionally emulated, model for facilitating interactions between the science […]

2 months ago
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Two illuminated question marks in a pile of unlit ones

Bill Edgar on Core Competences and the Importance of Long-Form Presentation

The first SAGE Open Long Form monograph, “Corporate Core Competencies’ Essence, Contexts, Discovery, and Future: A Call to Action for Executives and Researchers,” has now been released. It discusses how even though researchers and managers value and even extol the importance of core competencies, they often present “a sprawling, even fragmented picture of core competencies’ essence and contribution.”

3 months ago
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When Talking Broader Impact, Which Websites Do We Value?

Reporting on their recent survey of websites cited in REF 2014 impact case studies, Kayvan Kousha, Mike Thelwall and Mahshid Abdoli, discuss which websites are most commonly used as supporting evidence for impact and how these vary across academic disciplines.

3 months ago
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Sample of ELIZA chat

The Robot Will See You Now

David Canter follows his concern that psychologists are losing contact with people by considering how computers are presented as replacements for human ‘intelligence’. This ignores the importance of in situ person to person contact, which has been shown by the COVID pandemic to be so crucial for people.

4 months ago
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