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Journal Articles

Sharon, A. J., & Heyd-Metzuyanim, E. (submitted). Conceptualizing and measuring school dialogical climate: The School Dialogical Climate Inventory (SDCI).

Heyd-Metzuyanim, E., Sharon, A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (submitted). Public understanding of the mathematical aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its relation to school mathematics education.

Sharon, A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2020). Can science literacy help individuals identify misinformation in everyday life? Science Education, 104(5), 873–894. doi:10.1002/sce.21581

Sharon, A. J., Yom-Tov, E., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2020). Vaccine Information Seeking on Social Q&A Services. Vaccine, 38(12), 2691–2699. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.02.010

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. doi:10.1177/0963662519899884

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. doi:10.1007/s11165-019-09894-w

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.

Segev, E., & Sharon, A. J. (2017). Temporal patterns of scientific information-seeking on Google and Wikipedia. Public Understanding of Science, 26(8), 969–985. doi:10.1177/0963662516648565

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. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156409

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. doi:10.1177/0963662512469916

* Equal contribution


Book Chapters

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.


International Conferences

Sharon, A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (Accepted). 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.

Sharon, A. J., Yom-Tov, E., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (Accepted). 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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


National Conferences

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.

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.

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.

Segev E., Sharon A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2014). 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.

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.

Sharon A. J., & Baram-Tsabari, A. (2013). Measuring mumbo jumbo: 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.

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.