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Often overlooked: formative evaluation in the development of ScienceComics (2009)
Journal Article
Weitkamp, E., & Featherstone, H. (2009). Often overlooked: formative evaluation in the development of ScienceComics. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 8(4), A04

Formative evaluation should play a key role in the development of a science communication project or initiative. Such research is vital to understanding the needs and interests of the audience or participants; meeting these needs and interests helps... Read More about Often overlooked: formative evaluation in the development of ScienceComics.

Meet the Gene Machine UK-wide rollout: evaluation report (2009)
Report
Wilkinson, C., Bultitude, K., Burnet, F., & Strieth, L. (2009). Meet the Gene Machine UK-wide rollout: evaluation report

Meet the Gene Machine (MGM) was a nationwide project funded by The Wellcome Trust, which ran between September 2006 and April 2007. Led by the Science Communication Unit (SCU) based at The University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, the project r... Read More about Meet the Gene Machine UK-wide rollout: evaluation report.

Opening the black box: Scientists' views on the role of the news media in the nanotechnology debate (2009)
Journal Article
Petersen, A., Anderson, A., Allan, S., & Wilkinson, C. (2009). Opening the black box: Scientists' views on the role of the news media in the nanotechnology debate. Public Understanding of Science, 18(5), 512-530. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963662507084202

Increasingly, scientists and policy makers have come to recognize that if nanotechnologies are to achieve wide public acceptance, it is essential to engage publics during the early phase of technology development. The media, situated at the interface... Read More about Opening the black box: Scientists' views on the role of the news media in the nanotechnology debate.

Evolving science communication: learn, adapt, collaborate (2009)
Report
Bultitude, K., Featherstone, H., & Wilkinson, C. (2009). Evolving science communication: learn, adapt, collaborate

In March 2009 the Science Communication Unit (SCU) at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) hosted a symposium to investigate key issues around transferability and sustainability in science communication and public engagement. The symp... Read More about Evolving science communication: learn, adapt, collaborate.

Evaluation - an overview (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Bultitude, K. (2009, June). Evaluation - an overview. Paper presented at ECSITE Annual Conference, Italy

Best practice in communications training for public engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (2009)
Journal Article
engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Effective training in key communications skills is critical for successful public engagement. However, what are the secrets to designing and delivering an effectual training course? This paper outlines key findings from a research study into communic... Read More about Best practice in communications training for public engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Meet the Gene Machine (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Bultitude, K. (2009, March). Meet the Gene Machine. Paper presented at Evolving Science Communication Symposium, University of the West of England, Bristol

Defining issue-based publics for public engagement: Climate change as a case study (2009)
Journal Article
Featherstone, H., Weitkamp, E., Ling, K., & Burnet, F. (2009). Defining issue-based publics for public engagement: Climate change as a case study. Public Understanding of Science, 18(2), 214-228. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963662507082890

Understanding your audiences' perceptions is key to the success of any communication campaign. This research note outlines a pilot study using the Situational Model of publics to segment the broader public. Focus groups were used to study publics' un... Read More about Defining issue-based publics for public engagement: Climate change as a case study.