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What Is Citizen Science ? – A Scientometric Meta-Analysis [Plos One]

Subject Areas : citizen science, database searching, conservation science Social sciences, birds, scientists, scientometrics, biogeography

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

The concept of citizen science (CS) is currently referred to by many actors inside and outside science and research. Several descriptions of this purportedly new approach of science are often heard in connection with large datasets and the possibilities of mobilizing crowds outside science to assists with observations and classifications. However, other accounts refer to CS as a way of democratizing science, aiding concerned communities in creating data to influence policy and as a way of promoting political decision processes involving environment and health.

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