Constructing and influencing perceived authenticity in science communication: Experimenting with narrative

Autoři: Lise Saffran aff001;  Sisi Hu aff002;  Amanda Hinnant aff002;  Laura D. Scherer aff003;  Susan C. Nagel aff004
Působiště autorů: Department of Public Health, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America aff001;  School of Journalism, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America aff002;  School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, United States of America aff003;  Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America aff004
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 15(1)
Kategorie: Research Article


This study develops a measure of perceived authenticity in science communication and then explores communication strategies to improve the perceived authenticity of a scientific message. The findings are consistent with literature around trust and credibility, but indicate that authenticity—the perception that the scientist is a unique individual with qualities beyond institutional affiliations or a role in the production of the research—may add a potentially important dimension to accepted categories of integrity and benevolence.

Klíčová slova:

Communications – Educational attainment – Emotions – Factor analysis – Reasoning – Research integrity – Scientists – Social communication


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