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Open Science for Non-Specialists: Making Open Science Meaningful Outside the Scientific Community

Elliott, Kevin (2022) Open Science for Non-Specialists: Making Open Science Meaningful Outside the Scientific Community. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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One of the major goals of the open science movement is to make more scientific information available to non-specialists, but it has been difficult to achieve that goal in a meaningful way. This paper argues for two steps to help address this weakness: (1) placing greater focus on the kinds of scientific content that are most relevant to non-specialist audiences; and (2) focusing more attention on “packaging” that content in meaningful ways for those audiences. The paper uses a case study involving a major environmental health issue (namely, widespread human exposure to PFAS pollution) to illustrate how the proponents of open science can work with groups like government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and extension programs to implement these two steps.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Elliott, Kevinkce@msu.edu0000-0003-3397-7849
Keywords: open science; science communication; science and values; PFAS
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Environmental Science
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science and Policy
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Kevin Elliott
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2022 03:27
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2022 03:27
Item ID: 20343
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Environmental Science
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science and Policy
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: March 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20343

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