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dc.contributor.authorRoche, Joseph
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-27T15:47:23Z
dc.date.available2022-07-27T15:47:23Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2022en
dc.identifier.citationJensen, A. M., Jensen, E. A., Duca, E., Daly, J., Mundow, N., & Roche, J., How does moving public engagement with research online change audience diversity? Comparing inclusion indicators for 2019 & 2020 European Researchers? night events, PLoS ONE, 17, 3, 2022, 1 - 11en
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/100330
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractTaking place annually in more than 400 cities, European Researchers’ Night is a pan- European synchronized event that aims to bring researchers closer to the public. In this paper audience profiles are compared from events in 2019 and 2020. In 2019, face-to-face events reached an estimated 1.6 million attendees, while in 2020, events shifted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic and reached an estimated 2.3 million attendees. Focusing on social inclusion metrics, survey data is analyzed across two national contexts (Ireland and Malta) in 2019 (n = 656) and 2020 (n = 506). The results from this exploratory, descriptive study shed light on how moving public engagement with research online shifted audience profiles. Based on prior research about the digital divide in access and use of online media, hypotheses were proposed that online European Researchers’ Night events would attract audiences with higher educational attainment levels and greater self-reported, subjective economic well-being. While changes were observed from 2019 to 2020, results for each hypothesis show a mixed picture. The first hypothesis was upheld for the highest education levels but failed for the lowest levels suggesting that the pivot to online events simultaneously attracted participants with no formal education and those with postgraduate qualifications, while attracting less of those with undergraduate or lower levels of education. The second hypothesis was not upheld, with online European Researchers’ Night events attracting audiences with slightly higher levels of economic well-being compared to face-to-face events. The findings of this study indicate that European Researchers’ Night events present a clear opportunity to measure the effects of the digital divide in relation to public engagement with research across Europe.en
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dc.format.extent11en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPLoS ONE;
dc.relation.ispartofseries17;
dc.relation.ispartofseries3;
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dc.subjectEuropean Researchers' Nighten
dc.subjectPublic outreach of science and researchen
dc.subjectScientific engagementen
dc.titleHow does moving public engagement with research online change audience diversity? Comparing inclusion indicators for 2019 & 2020 European Researchers? night eventsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorEuropean Commissionen
dc.contributor.sponsorEuropean Commissionen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/rochej9
dc.identifier.rssinternalid244778
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0262834
dc.relation.ecprojectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/817914
dc.relation.ecprojectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/824634
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.contributor.sponsorGrantNumber824634en
dc.contributor.sponsorGrantNumber817914en
dc.subject.TCDTagEuropean Researchers' Nighten
dc.subject.TCDTagInformal Science Educationen
dc.subject.TCDTagInformal Science Learningen
dc.subject.TCDTagNon-formal Science Educationen
dc.subject.TCDTagNon-formal Science Learningen
dc.subject.TCDTagPublic Engagementen
dc.subject.TCDTagPublic Engagement in Scienceen
dc.subject.TCDTagPublic Engagement with Scienceen
dc.subject.TCDTagSCIENCE COMMUNICATIONen
dc.subject.TCDTagScience Educationen
dc.identifier.rssurihttps://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0262834
dc.identifier.orcid_id0000-0002-9981-1502
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