For the week of 20 March 2017
Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,
Environmental Communication has published a new paper, Does Engagement in Advocacy Hurt the Credibility of Scientists? Results from a Randomized National Survey Experiment. "We conducted a randomized controlled experiment to test public reactions to six different advocacy statements made by a scientist—ranging from a purely informational statement to an endorsement of specific policies [...] Our results suggest that climate scientists who wish to engage in certain forms of advocacy have considerable latitude to do so without risking harm to their credibility, or the credibility of the scientific community."
As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let us know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email Allie directly at abrown [at] openchannels.org.
Estimated cost to rent or purchase all pay-walled articles included in this issue from their respective publishers: US $1,396.80. Please note that Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS) does not allow individual articles to be purchased; it requires a €4,955 annual subscription which was not included in our calculation.
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-Nick Wehner & Allie Brown