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Record number 415382
Title Competing Agendas in Upstream Engagement Meetings Between Celiac Disease Experts and Patients
Author(s) Veen, M.; Molder, H.F.M. te; Gremmen, B.; Woerkum, C.M.J. van
Source Science Communication 34 (2012)4. - ISSN 1075-5470 - p. 460 - 486.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1075547011427975
Department(s) Methodical Ethics and Technology Assessment
Strategic Communication
Applied Philosophy Group
Communication Science
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) technology-assessment - talk - science - dialogue - participation - deliberation - awareness
Abstract This article examines discussions between innovators and patient users about emergent medical technologies in the field of celiac disease. Using discursive psychology and conversation analysis, the authors analyze participants’ talk with regard to the social activities performed. They find that the topical agenda, preference structure, and presuppositions incorporated in the innovators’ questions restrict patients’ scope for saying things in and on their own terms. Not participants’ intentions per se but what the questions indirectly communicate profoundly shapes the agenda of these meetings. This may explain why some of the difficulties of innovator-user interaction are persistent and hard to pinpoint.
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