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Engagement, motivations and incentives

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Quando i cittadini fanno ricerca

Nel corso degli ultimi anni i cittadini hanno avuto la possibilità di giocare un ruolo prezioso nel contribuire a progetti condotti in collaborazione con università, enti pubblici e associazioni non governative. Questo tipo di attività si è diffusa principalmente a partire dal mondo anglosassone dove è conosciuta con diversi nomi come citizen science, collaborative research, … Continue reading

Motivations and Engagement in Citizen Science by Dr. Charlene Jennett

 Motivations and Engagement in Citizen Science Post by Dr. Charlene Jennett One of our goals in Citizen Cyberlab is to understand volunteers’ motivations for why they take part in citizen science projects. We hope to use this information to help us make our own citizen science projects as motivating and engaging as possible. Recently Raddick … Continue reading

Public Annotated Bibliography for Citizen Cyberlab

Access to literature and scholarly resources on citizen science, education and creativity Post by Cindy Regalado and Diana Mastracci Citizen Cyberlab: an initiative which is exploring technology enhanced creative learning in the field of citizen cyberscience, is now celebrating one year of collaborative work! The collaborative effort of the project consortium is fueled by a belief in … Continue reading

NightScience Conference/Hackathon

“WHAT’S THE USE OF STORIES THAT AREN’T EVEN TRUE?” Haroun and the Sea of Stories (p.22) In Salman Rushdie’s fairy tale a little boy named Haroun travels to the moon to find a cure for his father’s loss of capacity to tell stories. In his fantastic journey Haroun discovers that stories come from the great … Continue reading

On more -diversity on the agenda for Cultural Ecosystem Services research and practice. A personal take on the cultural ecosystem services conference in Exeter (1-2 July 2013).

The conference on Cultural Ecosystem Services (CES) in Exeter (1-2 July) was a very interesting event brilliantly managed and organized by Dr Robert Fish and Prof Michael Winter from the Politics department of the University of Exeter and by Prof Andrew Church from the University of Brighton and nicely supported by the ecosystem services knowledge network, … Continue reading

Does citizen science by itself provide an evidence for cultural ecosystem services?

While designing an interdisciplinary PhD research project I am exploring different domains. From one hand I am focusing on the state-of-the-art of citizen science for ecological research and from the other hand I am reading about the conceptual frameworks that have been developed to convey environmental knowledge in policy relevant way. I came across a … Continue reading

Public Participation in Scientific Research 2012, Portland. Summary and reflections.

Conference on Public Participation in Scientific Research (PPSR2012) . The PPSR conference held in Portland, Oregon, USA the 4th and 5th August 2012 has been a great opportunity to meet a broad range of projects approaches and initiatives in the field. The plenary session the poster session and the workshop allowed a very broad exchange of projects and experiences. … Continue reading

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