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Connecting Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing

Monday, January 11, 2016

Citizen science engages voluntary public participation in the scientific process. Citizens are expected to form research questions, conduct experiments, collect and analyze data, interpret results, make discoveries, develop technologies and applications, and solve complex real-world problems. But harnessing the citizenry can be a major stumbling block. Enter crowdsourcing.


Crowdsourcing involves an open call for volunteers to provide information or help solve a particular problem. A large group

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