By Donghong Cheng, Michel Claessens, Nicholas R. J. Gascoigne, Jenni Metcalfe, Bernard Schiele, Shunke Shi
Technology conversation, as a multidisciplinary box, has constructed remarkably lately. it's now a different and exceptionally dynamic technological know-how that melds theoretical ways with sensible event. previously well-established theoretical types now appear out of step with the social truth of the sciences, and the formerly straight forward delineations and interacting domain names among cultural fields have blurred. speaking technological know-how in Social Contexts examines that shift, which itself depicts a profound recomposition of information fields, actions and dissemination practices, and the worth accorded to technology and know-how. speaking technology in Social Contexts is the made from long term attempt that may now not were attainable with out the study and services of the general public communique of technology and expertise (PCST) community and the editors. for almost two decades, this casual, overseas community has been organizing occasions and boards for dialogue of the general public conversation of technology.
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The data source is Bauer et al. (1995) between 1946 and 1992 the intensity of science coverage and its slant varied (see Fig. 1). The intensity of the public conversation about science peaked in the early 1960s in the UK and probably elsewhere; it declined into the 1970s but has picked up again since then. This cycle has been evident in the elite as well as the popular press, but has been clearer in the former (see Bauer et al. 2006, Bucchi and Mazzolini 2007). The evaluation of science in this public conversation is tied to an intensity cycle (not shown here): science coverage increased until 1962, then declined into the mid-1970s, and recovered through the 1980s and into the 1990s.
Patent applications and scientific publications are indicators of countries’ scientific productivity. My data show that scientific literacy increases with national scientific productivity (Fig. 4): the more patents a country produces (on a logarithmic scale), the higher is its scientific literacy. 75; n = 32). However, belief in the scientific ideology declines with higher knowledge and higher scientific productivity. 0 Knowledge score (K13) Fig. 4 Aggregate level of literacy and the association between individual literacy and scientific ideology: The X-axis shows the aggregate level of literacy; the Y-axis shows the correlation between individual literacy and scientific ideology.
Long-term trends in the representations of science across the Iron Curtain: Britain and Bulgaria, 1946–95. Social Studies of Science, 36(1), 97–129. W. , Rudolfsdottir, A. & Durant, J. (1995). Science and technology in the British press, 1946–1992. A systematic content analysis. London: Science Museum and Wellcome Trust. Brown, N. & Michael, M. (2002). A sociology of expectations: Retrospecting prospects and prospecting retrospects. PDF. Bucchi, M. & Mazzolini, R. G. (2007). Big science, little news: Science coverage in the Italian daily press, 1946–2007.