Measuring mumbo jumbo: A preliminary quantification of the use of jargon in science communication

  title={Measuring mumbo jumbo: A preliminary quantification of the use of jargon in science communication},
  author={Aviv J. Sharon and Ayelet Baram-Tsabari},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  pages={528 - 546}
Leaders of the scientific community encourage scientists to learn effective science communication, including honing the skill to discuss science with little professional jargon. However, avoiding jargon is not trivial for scientists for several reasons, and this demands special attention in teaching and evaluation. Despite this, no standard measurement for the use of scientific jargon in speech has been developed to date. Here a standard yardstick for the use of scientific jargon in spoken… Expand

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