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citizen science (countable and uncountable, plural citizen sciences)

  1. (sciences) Scientific research done, in whole or in part, by amateur (or nonprofessional) scientists. [from 1990s]
    • 2012, Daniel B. Botkin, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell: Discordant Harmonies Reconsidered, Oxford University Press (→ISBN)
      This postscript makes a big push for citizen science. By this I mean voluntary participation in periodic counts and measurements of the abundances of populations, the diversity of habitats, and some straightforward chemistry, []
    • 2014, Ms Mia Ridge, Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. (→ISBN), page 45
      'Crowdsourcing' and 'citizen science' have been around as concepts for many years, and early forms of mass participation such as the University of Sussex's Mass observation Project, founded in 1937, have helped by providing useful []
    • 2014, Nitin Agarwal, Merlyna Lim, Rolf T. Wigand, Online Collective Action: Dynamics of the Crowd in Social Media, Springer (→ISBN), page 133
      While first generation citizen science projects have successfully used the Web to crowd-source environmental data collection, “next generation” citizen science practice networks combine crowd-sourcing, joint sense of purpose, and soft []

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