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Science culture and its indicators

Bauer, Martin W. (2012) Science culture and its indicators. In: Schiele, Bernard, Claessens, Michel and Shi, Shunke, (eds.) Science Communication in the World: Practices, Theories and Trends. Springer, New York, USA, pp. 295-312. ISBN 9789400742789

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Identification Number: 10.1007/978-94-007-4279-6_20


The notion of ‘science culture’ is a conceptual as well as an empirical challenge for social researchers. This chapter suggests a language convention to distinguish ‘scientific culture’ from ‘science culture’ and reviews several efforts to conceptualize and measure ‘science culture’ and the difficulties of mobilizing adequate data streams for that purpose. It is time to bring these different attempts into a coherent discussion and move towards a more globally coordinated effort. To that end, the chapter outlines some of the common problems of conceptualizing and measuring science culture and suggests a way forward.

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Divisions: Methodology
Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2012 08:46
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:17

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