'Involved': A Verbal Tic In Science Writing For A Popular Audience
2 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2019
Date Written: December 5, 2019
Writers for publications that try to explain science to a lay audience, often say when quoting someone’s comments on the work in question that the commentator was “not involved” with the work. This short article explores the meaning of “involved” and the implications the writer wants us to draw from this non-involvement.
Keywords: science writing, bias, credibility, non-involvement, lay readers, Science News, Scientific American
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