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To communicate scientific research, we need to confront motivated ignorance

Williams, Daniel (2021) To communicate scientific research, we need to confront motivated ignorance. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (13 Jan 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The idea that ignorance is the outcome of a deficit of correct information is persistent, especially for academics working in an environment where learning and the acquisition of new knowledge are highly valued. Daniel Williams argues that to understand how research and evidence are strongly resisted by certain groups, we need to reflect on how motivated ignorance is deeply embedded in our identities and social connections.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2021 14:09
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108775

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