My research was born out of the critical need to ease the tangled and difficult communication channels.
You see I love words. I feel that I am an articulate, well-educated, and reasonably intelligent person, yet I am often completely stumped by scientific articles and papers. Recently, I have been struck by the fact that scientific communication is composed of challenging jargon many cannot understand.
My research was born out of the critical need to ease the tangled and difficult communication channels between lay-people and scientists. This self-education could result in more people investing in the issues we so badly need the population to care about, and improving science communication may bridge this gap.
Alana Faller partnered with Assistant Professor Katherine Mika in the University Libraries in Summer 2019 to analyze jargon models in science communication.