Researchers´ views on communication and open science

Reference number 2018-04663
Coordinator VETENSKAP & ALLMÄNHET - Vetenskap & Allmänhet, VA
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration November 2018 - December 2019
Status Ongoing

Purpose and goal

The aim of the project is to map and better understand Swedish researchers´ view s on open science, communication, and interaction with the surrounding society. The two main objectives of the study are: (1) update our current knowledge of researchers´ views on, and prerequisites for, communication with the surrounding society, and (2) investigate researchers´ knowledge and attitudes towards open science.

Expected results and effects

The study will generate a comprehensive and up to date understanding of attitudes and activities of science communication among Swedish researchers, including perceived obstacles and needs. The outcomes of the study will provide research funding and performing organizations with strategically valuable knowledge for developing policy and support structures that help researchers to work in accordance with modern demands and challenges connected with communication and open science.

Planned approach and implementation

The study will consist of a quantitative survey with a representative sample of researchers in Sweden. The method provides an opportunity to systematically assess the extent to which researchers engage in communication and public engagement, as well as differences between subgroups of researchers (e.g. gender, age, university, research area). The sample size will ensure the possibility of statistical comparisons between researchers linked to different institutions and within different research areas.

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