Publications
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Publications

Journal Articles

  1. Sharon, A. J., Ben-Dor, N., & Heyd-Metzuyanim, E. (2021). Conceptualizing and measuring school dialogic climate: The School Dialogic Climate Inventory (SDCI) [Manuscript submitted for publication]. Faculty of Education in Science and Technology, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
  2. Zoubi, K.*, Sharon, A. J.*, Nitzany, E., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2022). Science, maddá and ‘ilm: The language divide in scientific information available to internet users. Public Understanding of Science, 31(1), 2–18. https://doi.org/10.1177/09636625211022975
  3. Heyd-Metzuyanim, E., Sharon, A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2021). Mathematical media literacy in the COVID-19 pandemic and its relation to school mathematics education. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 108, 201–225. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10649-021-10075-8
  4. Sharon, A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2020). Can science literacy help individuals identify misinformation in everyday life? Science Education, 104(5), 873–894. https://doi.org/10.1002/sce.21581
  5. Sharon, A. J., Yom-Tov, E., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2020). Vaccine information seeking on social Q&A services. Vaccine, 38(12), 2691–2699. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.02.010
  6. Sharon, A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2020). The experts’ perspective of “ask-an-expert”: An interview-based study of online nutrition and vaccination outreach. Public Understanding of Science, 29(3), 252–269. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963662519899884
  7. Dalyot, K., Sharon, A. J., Barel Ben-David, Y., Orr, D., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2019). Public engagement with science in everyday life: Perceptions of Wi-Fi radiation risks in schools. Research in Science Education. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11165-019-09894-w
  8. Sharon, A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2018). Inyan Shel Emun: Hasesanut Horim Klape H̱issune Shigra BaYaldut [A matter of trust: Parental hesitancy towards routine childhood vaccines]. Guf Yeda, 16, 11–18. (👁️ See comment below!)
  9. Segev, E., & Sharon, A. J. (2017). Temporal patterns of scientific information-seeking on Google and Wikipedia. Public Understanding of Science, 26(8), 969–985. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963662516648565
  10. Kahle, K.*, Sharon, A. J.*, & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2016). Footprints of fascination: Digital traces of public engagement with particle physics on CERN’s social media platforms. PLOS ONE, 11(5), e0156409. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0156409
  11. Sharon, A. J.*, & Baram-Tsabari, A.* (2014). Measuring mumbo jumbo: A preliminary quantification of the use of jargon in science communication. Public Understanding of Science, 23(5), 528–546. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963662512469916

* Equal contribution

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In 2018, my review of vaccine hesitancy was covered by the Seventh Eye, an independent and investigative web magazine devoted to journalism and the media (in Hebrew).

Book Chapters

  1. Garty, E. S., Hirsch-Choritz, N., Landsman, K., Lerner, U., Netzer, I. M.*, & Sharon, A. J.* (2021). Online public outreach to promote public health – Insights from Israeli non-governmental organizations [Manuscript submitted for publication]. Mida'at – For Informed Health (R. A.)
  2. Baram-Tsabari, A., Segev, E., & Sharon, A. J. (2016). What’s new? The applications of data mining and big data in the social sciences. In N. G. Fielding, R. M. Lee & G. Blank (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of online research methods (2nd ed., pp. 92–107). SAGE Publications.

* Chapter co-editors of equal contribution and seniority.

Papers Presented at International Conferences

  1. Zoubi, K., Sharon, A. J., Nitzany, E., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2021, August). Science, maddá and ‘ilm: The language divide in scientific information available to internet users [Paper presentation]. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) 2021 Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  2. Sharon, A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2021, May). Experts’ bounded engagement with publics: An interview-based study of online nutrition and vaccination outreach [Paper presentation]. Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) 2020+1 Conference, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.
  3. Sharon, A. J., Yom-Tov, E., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2021, May). How do individuals evaluate the trustworthiness of vaccine information on social Q&A platforms? In F. Hendriks (Chair), Which individual characteristics are related to people attending to, and trusting science? [Symposium]. Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) 2020+1 Conference, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.
  4. Baram-Tsabari, A., Heyd-Metzuyanim, E., & Sharon, A. J. (2021, May). Public understanding of the mathematical aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic [Paper presentation]. Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) 2020+1 Conference, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.
  5. Sharon, A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2020, March). Can laypeople identify and judge scientific expertise in the context of vaccines? NARST 2020 Annual International Conference [Paper presentation], Portland, OR, United States. (Conference canceled)
  6. Sharon, A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2019, April). Understanding community-level science literacy: The case of experts’ outreach on Facebook groups [Poster presentation]. National Academies’ Sackler Colloquium, Advancing the Science and Practice of Science Communication: Misinformation about Science in the Public Sphere, Irvine, CA, United States.
  7. Sharon, A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2019, March). Understanding community-level science literacy: The case of experts’ outreach on Facebook groups [Poster presentation]. NARST 2019 Annual International Conference, Baltimore, MD, United States.
  8. Sharon, A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2019, March). Can science literacy help individuals identify misinformation in everyday life? [Paper presentation]. NARST 2019 Annual International Conference, Baltimore, MD, United States.
  9. Sharon, A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2018). Science literacy in controversial contexts: An epistemic balancing act. In Kay, J. & Luckin, R. (Eds.). Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count, 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2018 (Vol. 3, pp. 1467-1468). International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  10. Sharon, A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2018). Experts’ goals and constraints when discussing vaccines with laypeople on a Facebook group. In Kay, J. & Luckin, R. (Eds.). Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count, 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2018 (Vol. 1, pp. 416-423). International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  11. Sharon, A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2017, August). Drawing water from wells: Science literacy, epistemic trust and open-mindedness [Paper presentation]. European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) 2017 Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
  12. Segev, E., & Sharon, A. J. (2016, June). Temporal patterns of scientific information-seeking on Google and Wikipedia [Paper presentation]. International Communication Association (ICA) 2016 Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.
  13. Kahle, K., Baram-Tsabari, A., Sharon, A. J., & Biron, L. (2016, April). Footprints of fascination: Digital traces of public engagement with particle physics on social media [Paper presentation]. Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) 2016 Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
  14. Korenblum, E., Massalha, H., Sharon, A. J., & Aharoni, A. (2015, June). Root exudates shape bacterial community, and vice versa [Paper presentation]. Rhizosphere 4, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
  15. Sharon, A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2013, October). Measuring mumbo jumbo: A preliminary quantification of the use of jargon in science communication [Paper presentation]. The 39th International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) Annual Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Papers Presented at National Conferences

  1. Zoubi, K., Sharon, A. J., Nitzany, E., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2021). Science, maddá and ‘ilm: Differences in the quality of scientific information available to internet users in three languages. In I. Blau, A. Caspi, Y. Eshet-Alkalai, N. Geri, Y. Kalman & T. Lauterman (Eds.), Learning in the digital era: Proceedings of the 16th Chais conference for the study of innovation and learning technologies (pp. 35E-48E). The Open University of Israel. Winner of the Best Student Paper Award.
  2. Sharon, A. J., Dalyot, K., & Barel-Ben David, Y. (2018, February). Challenges in the use of qualitative research methods to study science literacy [Paper presentation]. The 8th Israeli Interdisciplinary Conference of Qualitative Research, Be’er Sheva, Israel.
  3. Kahle, K., Sharon, A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2016). Footprints of fascination: Digital traces of public engagement with particle physics on CERN’s social media platforms. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, I. Blau, A. Caspi, N. Geri, Y. Kalman & V. Silber-Varod (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th Chais conference for the study of innovation and learning technologies: Learning in the technological era (pp. 41E-47E). The Open University of Israel. Shortlisted as a finalist for the Best Student Paper Award.
  4. Kahle, K., Sharon A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2015, June). A quantitative analysis of public engagement with science on CERN’s social media platforms [Paper presentation]. The 6th Israeli Science Communication Conference, Rehovot, Israel.
  5. Segev E., Sharon A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2014). Dfusim BeH̱ippuse Meda Madda’i BeGoogle UveWikipedia Le’Orekh Tsir HaZman [Temporal patterns of scientific information-seeking on Google and Wikipedia]. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, N. Geri, Y. Kalman, V. Silber-Varod, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th Chais conference for the study of innovation and learning technologies: Learning in the technological era (pp. ע200–ע193). The Open University of Israel.
  6. Segev, E., Sharon, A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2013, November). Temporal patterns of scientific information-seeking on Google and Wikipedia [Paper presentation]. The 5th Israeli Science Communication Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  7. Sharon A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2013). Maddá BaSafa Shelanu: Maddad Jargon LeHa’arakhat HaBehirut BeTikshoret HaMaddá [Science in our language: A jargon index for evaluating clarity in science communication]. In Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, Y. Kalman, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th Chais conference for the study of innovation and learning technologies: Learning in the technological era (pp. ע225–ע216). The Open University of Israel.
  8. Sharon A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2012, June). Measuring mumbo jumbo: A jargon index for evaluating clarity in science communication [Paper presentation]. The 4th Israeli Science Communication Conference, Haifa, Israel.