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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Do You Speak My Language?: Scientists Share Information with Non-Scientists

item Jabro, Jalal "jay"

Submitted to: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 10, 2005
Publication Date: November 15, 2005
Citation: Jabro, A.D., Jabro, J.D. 2005. Do you speak my language?: scientists share information with non-scientists. In: Agronomy Abstracts. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, November 6-10, 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah. CD-ROM.

Technical Abstract: In order for successful communication to occur, the sender must encode information in a manner that empowers the receiver to effectively decode the message. This paper presents the findings from 75 two-hour community meetings in which scientists attempted to communicate with community residents regarding environmental practices. The research culminates in the design of a “Communications hazards analysis” or the key steps to be followed to engage in successful and effective communication by scientists and non-scientists.

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