Jonathan Dudek is Junior Researcher at Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden UniversityProfile page
Visualizing results is a crucial part of our work at CWTS and essential for interacting with our audience. Consolidating and enriching our knowledge of the Tableau software in a two-day advanced course was one step in that direction. Here, we share some of the experiences and lessons learned.
The closing and opening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic caused much debate. How was scientific evidence used in the ensuing public discussion? Our authors searched for evidence in the news and on Twitter and looked at three countries in particular: the Netherlands, Spain, and South Africa.
Research around COVID-19 has experienced broad public interest, with new findings being distributed in various communication platforms. In this blog post we introduce a monitoring tool for exploring the social media reception of scientific publications on the pandemic.
The current pandemic has revealed a pressing demand for accessible and reliable science communication. Platforms such as “The Conversation” can help by enabling experts to communicate research to the public. Here, we explore the topics that became prevalent in this medium in the context of COVID-19.