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"Everyone may think whatever they like, but scientists..." Or how and to what end plant scientists manage the science-society relationship

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Mogendorff, Karen (main author), Molder, Hedwig te (author), Gremmen, Bart (author), Van Woerkum, Cees (author)
Format:
Journal article
Publication Date:
2012
Published:
Netherlands
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
attitudes, communication barriers, communication behavior, crops, information control, information issues, participation, plants, public relations, research communication, scientific communication, scientists, diseases, genomics, Netherlands (Europe)
Notes:
Interviewed scientists express tolerance of lay views and reference their own lay experience while minimizing the scientific value of lay views as scientists. Authors identify a "superior capacity" model that "seems to serve interviewed scientists rather well; they retain their scientific autonomy without contradicting the assumption of funding agencies and others that laypeople have salient knowledge."