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Conclusion

  • Fabien MedveckyEmail author
  • Joan Leach
Chapter

Abstract

Much of science communication has focused on doing effective communication. In closing the book, we bring it back to the idea that being effective without being moral is not, in itself, good. We acknowledge that doing morally good (as well as effective) science communication, whether as a practice or as research, takes resources, effort and know-how. This chapter aims to bring all of the previous chapters in a summary and provide some tools to help practitioners and researchers, teachers and students of science communication think about the ethics of what they do as they learn to do so effectively.

Keywords

Ethics of science communication Ethics of knowledge Conclusion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand
  2. 2.The Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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