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Author A. Wiggins; K. Crowston
Title From Conservation to Crowdsourcing: A Typology of Citizen Science Type Conference Article
Year (up) 2011 Publication 2011 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Abbreviated Journal 2011 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume Issue Pages 1-10
Keywords groupware; natural sciences computing; research and development; social sciences; crowdsourcing; citizen science typology; research collaboration; scientific research projects; virtual collaboration; Communities; Education; Monitoring; Collaboration; Organizations; Biological system modeling; Production
Abstract Citizen science is a form of research collaboration involving members of the public in scientific research projects to address real-world problems. Often organized as a virtual collaboration, these projects are a type of open movement, with collective goals addressed through open participation in research tasks. Existing typologies of citizen science projects focus primarily on the structure of participation, paying little attention to the organizational and macrostructural properties that are important to designing and managing effective projects and technologies. By examining a variety of project characteristics, we identified five types-Action, Conservation, Investigation, Virtual, and Education- that differ in primary project goals and the importance of physical environment to participation.
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Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title 2011 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
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ISSN 1530-1605 ISBN Medium
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Call Number Equine Behaviour @ team @ Serial 6430
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