9 January 2020
The 2019 book ‘Science communication in South Africa’ is a collection of current reflections about the drivers, objectives, challenges and role players in science communication, with a focus on local context. Contributions have been developed from presentations at a 2018 science communication conference organised by the South African Research Chair in Science Communication at Stellenbosch University.
Published by African Minds, the book is available as a free PDF download.
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List of chapters and authors:
- Introduction (Peter Weingart, Marina Joubert & Bankole Falade)
- Why science communication? (Janice Limson)
- Putting responsible research and innovation into practice at a local level in South Africa (Penelope S. Haworth & Anne M. Dijkstra)
- Developing a targeted behavioural change communication strategy for a linguistically and culturally diverse community (Konosoang Sobane & Wilfred Lunga)
- The challenge of communicating science effectively in fisheries management (Doug S. Butterworth)
- Science and social media: Opportunities, benefits and risks (Shirona Patel)
- The quackery virus: A preliminary analysis of pseudoscientific health messages on Twitter (George Claassen)
- The amplification of uncertainty: The use of science in the social media by the anti-vaccination movement (François van Schalkwyk)
- Why impact evaluation matters in science communication: Or, advancing the science of science communication (Eric Allen Jensen)