LEVIN luciano Guillermo
Popularisation by Argentine researchers: the activities and motivations of CONICET scientists
JENSEN, PABLO; LEVIN, LUCIANO; KREIMER, PABLO
Public understanding of Science
SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
Lugar: London; Año: 2011 vol. 20 p. 37 - 47
This paper presents the findings of a survey on popularisation activities by 1700 scientists in Argentina. The tool used for this research was a questionnaire containing 21 questions on discipline, age, status in hierarchy, intensity of popularisation activity, motives, difficulties and attitudes towards public issues and science policy. Our analysis of the data, shows that patterns of public popularisation in Argentina do not substantially differ from those found in two advanced countries, such as France and the United Kingdom. This situation contrasts with the strong differences found in research practices in ?central? and ?peripheral? countries.