Objecting to Models: A Typology of Non-experts’ Critiques of Models of Human-Natural Systems

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Iowa State University Summer Symposium on Science Communication

Publication Year:
2016
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Repository URL:
https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/sciencecommunication/2016/proceedings/4
DOI:
10.31274/sciencecommunication-180809-4
Author(s):
Jean Goodwin
Publisher(s):
Iowa State University
conference paper description
Cooperation between scientists and local stakeholders on building models requires scientists to listen to lay objections. This paper develops a typology of objections based on discourse analysis of a participatory modeling exercise examining causes and potential solutions to flooding in a Midwest watershed. Four principle objections are examined, together with ways scientists can address them.