The Narrative Structure of Science Documentaries
|dc.contributor.author||Ting, Steven Tze Ching|
|dc.identifier.citation||Ting, S. T. C. (2011). The Narrative Structure of Science Documentaries (Thesis, Master of Science Communication). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/1803||en|
|dc.description.abstract||The construction of a narrative that focuses on science and science communication lead me to critically explore science documentaries in an effort to see if there were common trends within the narrative structures. The result: The Narrative Structure of Science Documentaries is conceptual model that contains four principle modes of narrative structure (The Biographical, Experimental, Speculative and Evidential) inherent to science documentaries. Each mode deals with a particular aspect of how science is represented on screen and attempts to analyse their value to science communication. Because of the complexity and multifaceted nature of science, the modes featured in this study are not to be viewed as mutually exclusive to each other, but are free to interact and combine to create dynamic narratives that aim to inform, educate and entertain a largely scientific illiterate audience.|
|dc.publisher||University of Otago|
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|dc.title||The Narrative Structure of Science Documentaries|
|thesis.degree.discipline||Department of Science Communication|
|thesis.degree.discipline||Department of Science Communication||en_NZ|
|thesis.degree.name||Master of Science Communication|
|thesis.degree.grantor||University of Otago|
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