Education, Science

Better Abstracts for Better Science Literacy

“What if the article abstracts, laced with big words and jargon, were rewritten to a level where most people could understand; an abstract 2.o if you will? By reading a short summary of the work, anyone who wanted to know could actually understand the problem studied and the results. Maybe more importantly, the reader would not have to rely on interpretations of the research from popular media sources that have higher priorities than educating the public.”

LOVE this idea from Matt Russell about making more easily digestible abstracts for scientific journals.  I guess this is what science reporters do now, but only for selected research.

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