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Social Scientists Meet the Media - Alan Bryman

Social Scientists Meet the Media

Hardcover

Published: 16th July 2005
For Ages: 18 years old
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This volume examines the troubled relationship between social scientists and the media and does so from the perspectives of both parties. Given their different priorities, it is not surprising that problems arise when social scientists work with the media in the process of research dissemination.
The book is comprised of the personal accounts of social scientists who have had extensive contact with the media--their experiences range from good to bad to disastrous. The academics who contributed to this volume have conducted research on a wide range of topics including education, stress, football hooliganism, intelligence, risk factors for illness, drug use, performance appraisal in universities, politics, sex, religion, terrorism, youth culture and media studies.
Also included are chapters from three well-known media practitioners in which they express their views of how social scientific research is portrayed in the media. The contributors offer practical suggestions for social scientists who want to work more effectively with the media and thereby reach a wider audience.
Contributors include Robert Burgess, Cary L. Cooper, Eric Dunning, Hans J. Eysenck, Helen Haste, Dennis Howitt, Graham Murdock, Jane Ussher, Paul Wilkinson, Peter Evans, Martin Freeth and Oliver Gillie.

Introduction
Social Scientists
If You Want Publicity... Call an Estate Agent?
The Psychologist and the Media: Opportunities, Challenges and Dangers
The Sociologist as Media Football: Reminiscences and Preliminary Reflections
Media vs. Reality?
The Research Dissemination Minefield
Sex and Dinosaurs
Pornography's Piggy in the Middle: Pressure Groups, the Media, and Research
Tales of Expertise and Experience: Sociological Reasoning and Populat Representation
Media Representations of Psychology: Deigrationa nd Popularisation, or Worthy Dissemination of Knowledge?
Contributing to Broadcast News Analysis and Current Affairs Documentaries: Challenges and Pitfalls
The Media
Productive Partners - the View from Radio
Television's Dangerous Liaisons
From Scince to Journalism
Social Scientists and the Media: An Overview
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ISBN: 9780415081900
ISBN-10: 0415081904
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 16th July 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1