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.
|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|
|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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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
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