Social Scientists Meet the Media [NOOK Book]

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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 expereinces range from good to bad to disastrous. The academics who contributed to this volume have...
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Social Scientists Meet the Media

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Overview

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 expereinces 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, inteeligence, risk factors for illness, drug use, performance appraisal in universities, politics, sex, religion, terrorism, youth culture and media studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134891832
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 248
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Cheryl Haslam is Lecturer in Psychology at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Leicester University. Alan Bryman is Professor of Social Research, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University.

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 If you want publicity . . . call an estate agent? 19
2 The psychologist and the media: opportunities, challenges and dangers 34
3 The sociologist as media football: reminiscences and preliminary reflections 51
4 Media vs. reality? 65
5 The research dissemination minefield 75
6 Sex and dinosaurs 84
7 Pornography's piggy in the middle: pressure groups, the media and research 93
8 Tales of expertise and experience: sociological reasoning and popular representation 108
9 Media representations of psychology: denigration and popularization, or worthy dissemination of knowledge? 123
10 Contributing to broadcast news analysis and current affairs documentaries: challenges and pitfalls 138
11 Productive partners - the view from radio 151
12 Television's dangerous liaisons 165
13 From science to journalism 175
Social scientists and the media: an overview 186
Bibliography 212
Index 219
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