Participant Feedback: Unrealistic Science in Fiction

Thank you to everyone who participated in “Audience perspectives on scientific realism in fiction.” The study aimed to understand when and why the realism of science in fiction is important to audiences. A total of 55 people shared their views on this topic by participating in interviews and focus group discussions. The complete results are reported in my PhD thesis, Screaming When There is Sound in Space: Unrealistic Science and the Reception of Narrative Fiction.

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The Science, Health, and Television Study

Recruitment for the Science, Health, and Television Study has now closed. The study aimed to investigate how audiences respond to science and health issues depicted in narrative fiction.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

Participants have now been emailed a debriefing of the research objectives. If you participated in the study but did not receive a debriefing email, or if you have any questions regarding the study, please contact