Can We Understand Citizen Science?

Date: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Resource Type:
Mass Media Article | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Citizen Science Programs
Audience: 
General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: 
General STEM
Organization:
Cornell University
Description: 

Citizen science is one of the most dramatic developments in science communication in the last generation. But analyses of citizen science, of what it means for science and especially for science communication, have just begun to appear. Articles in this first of two special issues of JCOM address three intertwined concerns in this emerging field: The motivation of citizen science participants, the relationship of citizen science with education, and the implications of participation for creation of democratic engagement in science-linked issues. Ultimately these articles contribute to answering the core question: What does citizen science mean?

Citation
ISSN:
1824-2049
Publication Name: 
Journal of Science Communication
Volume: 
15
Number: 
1
Document:

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