Palgrave Studies in Alternative Education

Online Citizen Science and the Widening of Academia

Distributed Engagement with Research and Knowledge Production

Authors: Curtis, Vickie

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  • Reveals what online citizen science projects can tell us about the 'democratization' of science
  • Explores the wider appeal of these projects and their potential for learning and community creation
  • Examines the increasing popularity of online citizen science projects
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This book examines the increasing popularity of online citizen science projects arising from developments in ICT and rapid improvements in data storage and generation. As these new technologies allow for much higher levels of participation, collaboration and interaction, the author explores what online citizen science projects reveal about the ‘democratisation’ of science and distributed engagement with authentic research. Analysing the wider appeal of these projects as well as their potential for informal science learning and creating communities of practice, this book asks whether ‘citizen’ and ‘researcher’ will ever be on equal footing. Drawn from years of mixed-methods research, this volume sheds light on this under-researched subject area despite its recent growth and enormous potential. It is sure to be of interest to students and scholars of democratised knowledge, citizen science and online learning, as well as those already involved in citizen science.

About the authors

Vickie Curtis is the Public Engagement Manager at the Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology within the University of Glasgow, UK.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: Distributed Approaches to Making Science

    Curtis, Vickie

    Pages 1-18

  • Exploring Online Citizen Science in Depth: A Tale of Three Projects

    Curtis, Vickie

    Pages 19-43

  • Who Takes Part in Online Citizen Science?

    Curtis, Vickie

    Pages 45-68

  • Motivation for Participation: From General Volunteerism to Online Citizen Science

    Curtis, Vickie

    Pages 69-92

  • A Closer Look at Motivation: Citizens and Scientists

    Curtis, Vickie

    Pages 93-119

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Online Citizen Science and the Widening of Academia
Book Subtitle
Distributed Engagement with Research and Knowledge Production
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Alternative Education
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77664-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77664-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77663-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08506-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 194
Number of Illustrations
7 illustrations in colour
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