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It is time to rethink what citizen science really is

Hacking, Nicholas ORCID:, Lewis, Jamie ORCID: and Evans, Robert ORCID: 2023. It is time to rethink what citizen science really is. [Online]. The Conversation: The Conversation Trust. Available at:

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Citizen science is a popular method of gathering data for natural and social scientists, with the number of projects and publications produced growing year by year. A typical citizen science project uses volunteers to gather data that would otherwise be unaffordable or inaccessible. But, based on the evidence we gathered during our study of a long-running planning dispute in south Wales, we think it’s time to broaden our understanding of citizen science to include a much wider range of activities. These include studying planning and environmental law, as well as being up to date with the science that influences government decisions.

Item Type: Website Content
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
Publisher: The Conversation Trust
Last Modified: 09 May 2023 10:15

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