Measuring Motivation to Participate in Online Citizen Science

Date: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Resource Type:
Survey | Research and Evaluation Instruments
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Websites, Mobile Apps, and Online Media, Public Programs, Citizen Science Programs
Audience: 
General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: 
General STEM | Space science
Organization:
Johns Hopkins University, Adler Planetarium
Description: 

We have created an instrument to measure the prevalance of various motivations in a population of volunteers in an online citizen science project. Our project is Zooniverse (www.zooniverse.org), a collection of citizen science projects that have grown out of the Galaxy Zoo website. The instrument is based on a theoretical model of motivation, which is described in the attached document.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
Informal Science Education
Award Number: 
1407036
Funding Amount: 
926,661

Team Members

Jordan RaddickJordan RaddickPrincipal Investigator
Karen CarneyKaren CarneyFormer Principal Investigator
Jason ReedJason ReedProject Manager
Andrea LardnerAndrea LardnerProject Staff

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