We hear it all the time: "Listen to the science!” So why aren't more people paying attention — and what can we do about it? On Science+Story, we talk with leading scientists, researchers and communicators on how they get the world to listen to them — and how we can all better spread what science wants to us to know.
Stefan Byrd-Krueger: Measuring the Impact of Your Content
The chief analytics officer of the firm ParsonsTKO talks about what content metrics he looks at closely, why research organizations need to promote their individual experts more, why he thinks the research sector is finally ready to level up the ways it measures content impact, and why a new project at ParsonsTKO aims to bring data innovation to the research world at large.
Gemma Derrick: Grimpact -- When Research Goes Very Bad
Derrick, a senior lecturer in higher education at Lancaster University, talks with Bob about what research grimpact is, when and why it occurs, why it’s so difficult for researchers to imagine, and why the drive for impact in research actually fuels grimpact.
Faith Kearns: Getting to the Heart of Science Communications
Faith on the limits of performative science communication, the risks of communicating science and her new Island Press book, "Getting to the Heart of Science Communications."
Daniël Lakens: Red Teams for Research?
To improve on peer review, social psychologist Daniël Lakens is subjecting research to a "red team" approach from software, where developers pay independent teams bounties to find bugs in their code. He even thinks red teaming your research could make communicating it easier by certifying its credibility.
Amy Dickman on Lions, Celebrities, Hunting & Evidence
Lion conservation scientist Amy Dickman on the evidence & emotion around trophy hunting in Africa.
Hugh Possingham: Culling Koalas, Dreary Conservationists & His SciComm Failures
Queensland's chief scientist on arguing with science skeptics, being a scientist/advocate & how maps lie.
Bob has a real gift for drawing out what each guest has to share that's most interesting and relevant to science + story. His questions are insightful and his guests so candid that I feel like I'm listening in to a private conversation with two masters of their craft. Highly recommend!