New publication: Contours of citizen science – a vignette study


We are happy to share a new publication - Contours of citizen science: a vignette study – in which we have been involved and that just came out today in the journal Royal Society Open Science. This study explores which activities are and are not considered to be citizen science and makes use of a vignette-based survey approach in which over 300 participants were asked to rate whether they would use the term citizen science for a given, fictional project description. Using this empirical data we find that there is a plurality of understanding of what citizen science is that depends on a variety of factors. This work was part of the EU Citizen Science project and is the result of a wide and international collaboration of over 25 authors from across Europe.

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