Author: Lisa Bero
Research findings provide the basis for estimates of risk. However, research findings or “facts” are subject to interpretation and to the social construction of the evidence.1 Research evidence has a context. The roles of framing, problem definition, and choice of language influence risk communication.2 Since data do not “speak for themselves,” interest groups can play a critical role in creating and communicating the research evidence on risk.
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