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dc.contributor.authorWilloughby, Shannon D.
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Keith
dc.contributor.authorSterman, Leila
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-07T22:31:05Z
dc.date.available2020-08-07T22:31:05Z
dc.date.issued2020-07
dc.identifier.citationWilloughby, S. D., Johnson, K., & Sterman, L. (2020). Quantifying scientific jargon. Public Understanding of Science, 0963662520937436. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963662520937436en_US
dc.identifier.issn0963-6625
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/15985
dc.description.abstractWhen scientists disseminate their work to the general public, excessive use of jargon should be avoided because if too much technical language is used, the message is not effectively conveyed. However, determining which words are jargon and how much jargon is too much is a difficult task, partly because it can be challenging to know which terms the general public knows, and partly that it can be challenging to ensure scientific accuracy while avoiding esoteric terminology. To help address this issue, we have written an R script that an author can use to quantify the amount of scientific jargon in any written piece and make appropriate edits based on the target audience.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work is funded in part by support from the National Science Foundation’s Innovations in Graduate education program award number 1735124.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.hasparthttps://doi.org/10.25384/SAGE.12619501.v1en_US
dc.rightscc-by-nc-nden_US
dc.titleQuantifying Scientific Jargonen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage096366252093743en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage096366252093743en_US
mus.citation.journaltitlePublic Understanding of Scienceen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1177/0963662520937436en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.collegeLibraryen_US
mus.relation.departmentLibrary.en_US
mus.relation.departmentPhysics.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.data.thumbpage15en_US


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