SAGE Journal Articles

Carefully-selected SAGE Journal articles expand upon chapter material, and accompanying exercises offer practice in applying the concepts.

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Article 1: Simis, M. J., Madden, H., Cacciatore, M. A., & Yeo, S. K. (2016). The lure of rationality: Why does the deficit model persist in science communication? Public Understanding of Science, 25(4), 400-414.

Summary: Historically, science communication has been predicated on the assumption that ignorance is the basis of a lack of societal support for various issues in science and technology. This model, known as the knowledge deficit model of science communication, has led much of the subsequent research in the field to explore the concept of science literacy.

Questions to Consider

  1. What is the main focus of the Introduction, especially as it pertains to the social sciences?
  2. What are some implications “scientists’ views of the public” could have on their communication style?
  3. Compose an abstract (150–250) of your proposal. Does your abstract have all 5 of Creswell’s components?

Article 2: Lester, J. N., & Nusbaum, E. A. (2017). “Reclaiming” disability in critical qualitative research: Introduction to the special issue. Qualitative Inquiry, 1-5.

Summary: This article introduces the special issue, “Reclaiming” Disability in Critical Qualitative Research, which aims to center disability and disabled people in critical qualitative research.

Questions to Consider

  1. Does this article state any current deficiencies within the literature surrounding the authors topic?
  2. This article has a qualitative approach; how do you think it would differ if the research methodology was quantitative or mixed methods?