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Why You Need to Learn About Scientific Communication in Quality Assurance Courses

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Engaging the general public with what’s going on in the world of scientific research and quality assurance is important, if we are to raise awareness about issues in the science community. These issues can be difficult to communicate to the public, as often language is used that reaches past general knowledge and acts as a barrier to comprehension.

Science communication helps to increase:

  • public understanding;
  • enthusiasm; and
  • support

Read on to learn more about why it’s so important!

Quality Assurance Training Prepares You to Work with Different People

If you’re looking forward to a career working in the sciences, you’ll care about public participation and making sure that people know what’s going on with relevant topics. Furthermore, if you’re interested in quality assurance, you’ll need to be able to communicate effectively with different types of people in order to do your job. Quality assurance is not just about communication between people in the sciences. In order to be sure that regulations are complied with and procedures are properly followed, different types of people must be able to understand what’s going on. This includes:

  • employees in factories;
  • managers or leaders in various industries; and
  • consumers

In order to clearly convey what you need to say, you’ll have to be aware of vocabulary and language that might be more specific to your career and areas of focus. Science communication helps you to include others who need to understand:

  • Instructions
  • Updates
  • Evaluations

Without this ability, you can’t put your quality assurance training to use making sure that products and facilities are meeting or exceeding standards.

Being able to communicate with many people is a strength in quality assurance

Being able to communicate with many people is a strength in quality assurance

Science Communication Enables Outreach after Quality Assurance Courses

If you work in a role that requires public outreach after your courses, you’ll need to be able to make your communication even more accessible. Part of your work may involve communicating concepts that people in the STEM community fully understand, but that may be unfamiliar to those outside of STEM. Not only do people outside of the STEM community need to understand issues, but they also need to care about them.

Without public understanding, issues of quality assurance, especially with regards to consumer safety, can fall by the wayside.

Communicating from your position within the industry to outside of the STEM community is a challenge

Communicating from your position within the industry to outside of the STEM community is a challenge

How Science Communication Complements Technical Writing

Technical writing is something else you’ll want to be familiar with after earning your quality assurance certificate. Combined with science communication, you’ll be able to develop:

  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Records of Training
  • Batch documents
  • Change Control
  • Stability documents
  • Deviation and investigation reports
  • Other documents.

Technical writing allows you to properly record and document information. Following standards and regulations also applies to how you prepare these kinds of documents.

Science communication takes that knowledge a step further and teaches you how to ensure anyone who needs to be able to read information can read it and accurately interpret it.

These methods of communication help you see things from different angles and perspectives. When you have experience communicating with different audiences, you become a better communicator and professional overall.

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