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SBE 2020: Submission Detail

ID Number: 57
Title: Making Science Publicly Effective
Lead Author: Whalen, Douglas H.
Abstract: It is well known that issues that the scientific community considers settled are often hotly debated by the general public. Conveying scientific findings more convincingly is a behavioral question of great urgency. Studies of the social diffusion of knowledge are reaching new levels of insight, but the implementation of those insights are generally lacking. The diffusion of knowledge itself has changed radically in the past decade, and the impact of such features as blogs, social networking and instant updating of information have yet to be understood. Coherent policy decisions may rest on the results of such behavioral research.
PDF: Whalen_Douglas_57.pdf

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