The objective of this paper is to explore the valuation of a sample of Chilean researchers on their work in science communication. This is done through the analysis of three specific variables: personal positioning about communication of the science, obstacles to the communication of science, and strategies to improve the communication of science. The methodology combined qualitative and quantitative techniques: semistructured interviews to a sample of 56 researchers and online survey to a sample of 110 researchers. The results indicate that there is a disparity between academic diffusion and dissemination to the public; while academic diffusion is part of the demands and labor indicators, public dissemination is related to personal motivations inspired by social responsibility. It is concluded that it is necessary to develop a university institutional policy that balances the incentives between academic diffusion and activities related to public engagement.
|Translated title of the contribution||Science communication from the perspective of university researchers: Between the indicator and the vocation|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - 2019|