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Citizens and Contemporary Science Ways to dialogue in science centre contexts.
Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Science communication.
2005 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The current paper presents a study conducted at At-Bristol Science Centre, UK. It is a front-end evaluation for the “Live Science Zone” at At-Bristol, which will be built during the autumn of 2004. It will provide a facility for programmed events and shows, non-programmed investigative activities and the choice of passive or active exploration of current scientific topics. The main aim of the study is to determine characteristics of what kind of techniques to use in the Live Science Zone. The objectives are to explore what has already been done at At-Bristol, and what has been done at other science centres, and to identify successful devices. The secondary aim is mapping what sorts of topics that visitors are actually interested in debating. The methods used in the study are deep qualitative interviews with professionals working within the field of science communication in Europe and North America, and questionnaires answered by visitors to At-Bristol. The results show that there are some gaps between the intentions of the professionals and the opinions of the visitors, in terms of opportunities and willingness for dialogue in science centre activities. The most popular issue was Future and the most popular device was Film.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borlänge, 2005. , 106 p.
Keyword [en]
Science centre, science communication, visitor studies, contemporary science, current science, public understanding of science, public understanding of current research, dialogue model, Citizen Science, Live Science Zone, At-Bristol, interviews, questionnaires.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-2536OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:2536DiVA: diva2:518197
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Available from: 2007-03-19 Created: 2007-03-19 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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