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How Do We Best Engage with People Who Are Unengaged on Science and Technology Issues?

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An analysis of the results of a series of discussions and workshops with audiences who are unengaged on science and technology issues, on topics of nanotechnology, biotechnology and climate change, including AV footage of discussion participants. As many as 35 percent of the population in Australia and the UK are not very interested in seeking information on science, and holding discussions with recruited members of non-engaged publics reveals that they have very different values and attitudes to those members of the public who participate in most science and technology engagement activities who are the focus of most engagement research. These members of the public present a challenge to policy makers and engagement practitioners as different methods of communication and engagement are needed tor each them, that STS scholars are able to focus on, providing more information on what methodologies can be more socially-inclusive to reach unengaged audiences. Linked with the findings of a five-year tracking study into public attitudes in Australia toward nanotechnologies, and a 10-year tracking study into public attitudes toward bio-technologies, the research shows that very different communication strategies and framing techniques need to be employed to effectively engage with unengaged audiences if they are to be included in national discussions on the social impacts of new technologies.
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Cormick, Craig. "How Do We Best Engage with People Who Are Unengaged on Science and Technology Issues?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 4S Annual Meeting - Abstract and Session Submissions, Crowne Plaza Cleveland City Center Hotel, Cleveland, OH, Nov 02, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p516732_index.html>

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Cormick, C. , 2011-11-02 "How Do We Best Engage with People Who Are Unengaged on Science and Technology Issues?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 4S Annual Meeting - Abstract and Session Submissions, Crowne Plaza Cleveland City Center Hotel, Cleveland, OH <Not Available>. 2014-11-25 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p516732_index.html

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Abstract: An analysis of the results of a series of discussions and workshops with audiences who are unengaged on science and technology issues, on topics of nanotechnology, biotechnology and climate change, including AV footage of discussion participants. As many as 35 percent of the population in Australia and the UK are not very interested in seeking information on science, and holding discussions with recruited members of non-engaged publics reveals that they have very different values and attitudes to those members of the public who participate in most science and technology engagement activities who are the focus of most engagement research. These members of the public present a challenge to policy makers and engagement practitioners as different methods of communication and engagement are needed tor each them, that STS scholars are able to focus on, providing more information on what methodologies can be more socially-inclusive to reach unengaged audiences. Linked with the findings of a five-year tracking study into public attitudes in Australia toward nanotechnologies, and a 10-year tracking study into public attitudes toward bio-technologies, the research shows that very different communication strategies and framing techniques need to be employed to effectively engage with unengaged audiences if they are to be included in national discussions on the social impacts of new technologies.


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