What matters more in getting cited — what you say or how you say it? In our first episode we’re visited by Ryan Kelly from the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. Ryan is both an ecologist and a lawyer; and his research concerns the interplay between geography, ecology, and genetics in marine species. In this episode, Ryan tells the unpublished stories behind his article “Narrative Style Influences Citation Frequency in Climate Change Science,” which he published in the December 2016 edition of PLoS One — an open access peer-reviewed journal — along with co-authors Annie Hillier and Terrie Klinger.
- Do I make myself clear? Media training for scientists (Science Magazine)
- Annie Hillier’s Master’s thesis
- Book that inspired the study: Influence: the Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
Open Science Resources
- Ryan Kelly’s dataset on Crowdflower
- S1 Script. R script used in the analysis.
- S1 Dataset. Raw dataset used in the analysis. (CSV)
- S1 Impact. Journal dataset used in the analysis. (CSV)
▲ Ryan Kelly talks about his research with Max Mossler. Their study, on how framing science communications can influence political support, used Amazon’s Mechanical Turk to crowdsource data. The article, with Ann Bostrom and others, is “How Does Framing Affect Policy Supports for Emissions Mitigation?”
Hosts / Producers
Ryan Watkins & Doug Leigh
How to Cite
Watkins, R., & Leigh, D.. (2017, July 25). Parsing Science – Science Writing as Storytelling with Ryan Kelly (Version 2). figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5877399.v2
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