'Involved': A Verbal Tic In Science Writing For A Popular Audience

2 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2019

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Kenneth W. Graham

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Date Written: December 5, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Graham, Kenneth W., 'Involved': A Verbal Tic In Science Writing For A Popular Audience (December 5, 2019). UCLA School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 19-47, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3499242 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3499242

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