Communicating Controversial Science
Controversies around science topics are not new. In the age of social media, skepticism toward the science community may be driven by misinformation, a lack of trust, and differing values and biases. From addressing climate change to getting vaccinated, the lack of well-communicated information on scientific issues can have significant consequences for society.
Unlock the power Communicating Controversial Science
This is for anyone who wants to communicate science information more effectively, whether professionally or even if it is just in a conversation between neighbors.
The six-module noncredit course covers tested techniques to better communicate scientific topics and is taught by an instructor with extensive strategic communications experience. Topics range from understanding how science topics become controversial; reasons why people believe misinformation; message framing for different audiences; and how to engage in discussions with those who feel differently on a topic.
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Purdue University’s online course in Communicating Controversial Science is for anyone who wants to communicate science information more effectively, whether professionally or even if it is just in a conversation between neighbors.