Dimensions of Civic Science

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[ Clark F. and D. Illman. 2001. Dimensions of Civic Science. Science Communication: 23 (1): 5-27. ] Clark and Illman provide a review of the variable uses of the term “civic scientist” – broadly, a scientist who communicates with and engages the public on scientific topics. They provide a characterization of five major modes of citizen-scientist communication, and lay out the different characteristics, goals and outcomes of these interactions.