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Communication in science: toward a descriptive conceptual framework<br />Christina K. Pikas<br />Doctoral Candidate<br />D...
Given:<br />Communication is vital to science –it is the “essence”<br />Garvey (1979)<br />
Problem:<br />Many disciplines study science communication<br />Communication and Rhetoric<br />Information Science<br />S...
Problem:<br />New social computing technologies (SCTs)are being adopted in science*<br />Many early studies seem oblivious...
Problem:<br />For social computing technologies in particular,the technology and uses co-evolve<br />Early specific studie...
My approach:<br />Develop a comprehensive framework to describe communication in sciencethat draws upon the relevant liter...
My Dissertation:<br />Presents a tentative framework<br />Tests and continues to develop that framework by analyzing the u...
Framework:<br />Headings:<br />Communication partners<br />Purpose<br />Features of the message<br />Communication channel...
Communication Partners:<br />Number<br />Education or sophistication<br />Match<br />
Purpose:<br />Dissemination<br />Certification<br />Preservation<br />Learning/Teaching<br />Persuasion<br />Evaluation/Op...
Features of the Message:<br />Topic<br />Type of content<br />Data, instructions, analysis, theory<br />Structure<br />Per...
Communication channel:<br />Face-to-face<br />Mediated<br />copresence, <br />visibility, <br />audibility, <br />cotempor...
Methods:<br />Case studies combining<br />Qualitative individual interviews<br />Participant observation<br />Qualitative ...
Contact me:<br />@cpikas<br />cpikas@ {umd, gmail}<br />http://scientopia.org/blogs/christinaslisrant<br />Slides will be ...
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Pikas research day 2011 presentation

  1. 1. Communication in science: toward a descriptive conceptual framework<br />Christina K. Pikas<br />Doctoral Candidate<br />Doctoral Research DayFebruary 14, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Given:<br />Communication is vital to science –it is the “essence”<br />Garvey (1979)<br />
  3. 3. Problem:<br />Many disciplines study science communication<br />Communication and Rhetoric<br />Information Science<br />Science and Technology Studies<br />These bodies of literature are independentand do not build upon one another<br />
  4. 4. Problem:<br />New social computing technologies (SCTs)are being adopted in science*<br />Many early studies seem oblivious to the body of literature in any of the disciplines<br />Chu & Guo (2006), Mark Ware Consulting (2008), Proctor, Williams, & Stewart, (2010)<br />
  5. 5. Problem:<br />For social computing technologies in particular,the technology and uses co-evolve<br />Early specific studies on a single technologyquickly become dated<br />
  6. 6. My approach:<br />Develop a comprehensive framework to describe communication in sciencethat draws upon the relevant literatures<br />The framework will be useful for:<br />Situating new technologies<br />Research on uses of SCTs<br />Helping organizations understand SCTs, so that they may support their use<br />
  7. 7. My Dissertation:<br />Presents a tentative framework<br />Tests and continues to develop that framework by analyzing the uses of selected SCTs (blogs and microblogging)in a specific community (geosciences)<br />
  8. 8. Framework:<br />Headings:<br />Communication partners<br />Purpose<br />Features of the message<br />Communication channel<br />
  9. 9. Communication Partners:<br />Number<br />Education or sophistication<br />Match<br />
  10. 10. Purpose:<br />Dissemination<br />Certification<br />Preservation<br />Learning/Teaching<br />Persuasion<br />Evaluation/Opinion<br />Social<br />Entertainment<br />Borgman (2007) Nentwich (2003)<br />
  11. 11. Features of the Message:<br />Topic<br />Type of content<br />Data, instructions, analysis, theory<br />Structure<br />Persistence<br />Review or quality control<br />
  12. 12. Communication channel:<br />Face-to-face<br />Mediated<br />copresence, <br />visibility, <br />audibility, <br />cotemporality, <br />simultaneity, <br />sequentiality, <br />reviewability<br />Clark & Brennan (1993)<br />
  13. 13. Methods:<br />Case studies combining<br />Qualitative individual interviews<br />Participant observation<br />Qualitative content analysis<br />
  14. 14. Contact me:<br />@cpikas<br />cpikas@ {umd, gmail}<br />http://scientopia.org/blogs/christinaslisrant<br />Slides will be posted to SlideSharehttp://www.slideshare.net/cpikas<br />

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