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Science Live -articulating the aims and ethos of science event practitioners in the USA and UK (2019)

Fogg-Rogers, Laura; Wiehe, Ben; Comerford, Dane; Fooshee, Julie; Durant, John

Authors

Ben Wiehe

Dane Comerford

Julie Fooshee

John Durant



Abstract

Live science events engage publics with science in a social context. This article articulates the aims and ethos of this growing sector within a research context. Semi-structured interviews (N=13) and focus groups (N=77) were conducted with event practitioners (both professional and volunteers) in the U.S.A. and U.K.. Inductive thematic analysis indicated that event producers aim to raise awareness of and professionalism in the sector. In particular, they seek to develop research into long-term impacts of events for both audiences and practitioners.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 9, 2019
Print ISSN 1824-2049
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 18
Issue 04
Article Number NO1
APA6 Citation Fogg-Rogers, L., Wiehe, B., Comerford, D., Fooshee, J., & Durant, J. (2019). Science Live -articulating the aims and ethos of science event practitioners in the USA and UK (2019). JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 18(04), https://doi.org/10.22323/2.18040801
DOI https://doi.org/10.22323/2.18040801
Publisher URL https://jcom.sissa.it/archive/18/04/JCOM_1804_2019_N01

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Originally published as: Fogg-Rogers, L., Wiehe, B., Comerford, D., Fooshee, J., & Durant, J. (2019). Science Live -articulating the aims and ethos of science event practitioners in the USA and UK (2019). JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 18(04), https://doi.org/10.22323/2.18040801. Hosted here under the CC-BY-NC-ND license.







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