Head of Group: Assoc. Prof. Ayelet Baram-Tsabari
Research Goals and Topics: At the Applied Science Communication Research Group, we study how publics perceive and understand science-related issues, and how to improve the mutual understanding between science and the public. Thus, for example, we are interested in pupils’ interests in science; in the affordances of public participation in scientific research, both in educational settings and in communities; in characterizing public discourse about science-related issues on social media and other forums; and in improving scientists’ communication skills.
Research Population: Mostly adults, but also school pupils.
Link to Group Website: https://ayeletlab.net.technion.ac.il