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Does Engagement in Advocacy Hurt the Credibility of Scientists? Results from a Randomized National Survey Experiment

Author(s): John Kotcher, Teresa Mayers, Emilie Vraga, Neil Stenhouse, Edward Maibach

In: Environmental Communication, Vol 11, No 3, 2017, pp. 415-429

Examines whether, as often assumed, scientists support for particular views and policies damages their scientific credibility. Their findings were that there was no significant indication that advocacy undermines scientific credibility.