By Naomi Hirsch
Recently I joined The Science Deficit Model group on Mendeley. This is the first time I used this software, and I think it’s a great way to create a collaborative set of resources on a specific topic of interest and need.
This group holds the resources for the 2013 ScienceOnline session “Why Won’t the Science Deficit Model Die?” The deficit model of science is the idea that the public has a “knowledge deficit” that affects perceptions of science and scientists. The group is open to the public.
White papers, literature reviews, and articles related to the issues of communicating science are valuable. I hope we can contribute to the science and make a difference to our peers. My ultimate goal is to build science literacy so we have healthy and strong communities. Perhaps I will be creating a Mendeley group soon. How about you?