The Effects of Gender, Discipline, and Scientist Advocacy on Perceptions of Credibility and Motivations
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College of Arts and Sciences
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We sought to replicate and extend research on the impact of scientists’ public advocacy on perceptions of credibility and motivation by adding scientists’ gender and discipline. We found that the field of science, but not gender, had an effect on perceived motives, but perceptions of credibility were not impacted.