Statistics in science and in society: From a state-of-the-art to a new research agenda

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serval:BIB_CDE89E0C9124
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
Statistics in science and in society: From a state-of-the-art to a new research agenda
Journal
Public Understanding of Science
Author(s)
Crettaz von Roten Fabienne, Roten Yves de
ISSN
0963-6625
ISSN-L
0963-6625
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
22
Number
7
Pages
768-784
Language
english
Abstract
Statistics occupies a prominent role in science and citizens' daily life. This article provides a state-of-the-art of the problems associated with statistics in science and in society, structured along the three paradigms defined by Bauer, Allum and Miller (2007). It explores in more detail medicine and public understanding of science on the one hand, and risks and surveys on the other. Statistics has received a good deal of attention; however, very often handled in terms of deficit - either of scientists or of citizens. Many tools have been proposed to improve statistical literacy, the image of and trust in statistics, but with little understanding of their roots, with little coordination among stakeholders and with few assessments of impacts. These deficiencies represent as many new and promising directions in which the PUS research agenda could be expanded.
Keywords
public understanding of science, science communication, science education, scientific literacy, social responsibility of scientists
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Web of science
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25/10/2012 12:57
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20/08/2019 15:48
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