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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617205
Title:
Galaxy Zoo: Motivations of Citizen Scientists
Authors:
M. Jordan, Raddick; Georgia, Bracey; Pamela, Gay
Abstract:
Citizen science, in which volunteers work with professional scientists to conduct research, is expanding due to large online datasets. To plan projects, it is important to understand volunteers’ motivations for participating. This paper analyzes results from an online survey of nearly 11 000 volunteers in Galaxy Zoo, an astronomy citizen science project. Results show that volunteers’ primary motivation is a desire to contribute to scientific research. We encourage other citizen science projects to study the motivations of their volunteers, to see whether and how these results may be generalized to inform the field of citizen science.
Affiliation:
Johns Hopkins University
Citation:
Raddick, M. J., Bracey, G., Gay, P. L., Lintott, C. J., Cardamone, C., Murray, P., ... & Vandenberg, J. (2013). Galaxy Zoo: Motivations of citizen scientists. arXiv preprint arXiv:1303.6886.
Journal:
Astronomy Education Review
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617205
Document Source:
Peer-reviewed
Language:
en_US
Type Of Resource:
Curriculum/Program Evaluation
Empirical Methodology:
Quantitative
Learning Environment:
Informal
Research Setting:
Citizen Science
Subjects:
Multi-aged groups
Construct:
Affective Variables
Content:
Galaxies
Nation:
Canada
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorM. Jordan, Raddicken
dc.contributor.authorGeorgia, Braceyen
dc.contributor.authorPamela, Gayen
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dc.date.available2016-09-29T17:48:39Z-
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.citationRaddick, M. J., Bracey, G., Gay, P. L., Lintott, C. J., Cardamone, C., Murray, P., ... & Vandenberg, J. (2013). Galaxy Zoo: Motivations of citizen scientists. arXiv preprint arXiv:1303.6886.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/617205-
dc.description.abstractCitizen science, in which volunteers work with professional scientists to conduct research, is expanding due to large online datasets. To plan projects, it is important to understand volunteers’ motivations for participating. This paper analyzes results from an online survey of nearly 11 000 volunteers in Galaxy Zoo, an astronomy citizen science project. Results show that volunteers’ primary motivation is a desire to contribute to scientific research. We encourage other citizen science projects to study the motivations of their volunteers, to see whether and how these results may be generalized to inform the field of citizen science.en
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dc.titleGalaxy Zoo: Motivations of Citizen Scientistsen
dc.typePeer-revieweden
dc.contributor.departmentJohns Hopkins Universityen
dc.identifier.journalAstronomy Education Reviewen
dc.type.resourceCurriculum/Program Evaluationen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentInformalen
dc.istar.constructAffective Variablesen
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dc.istar.subjectMulti-aged groupsen
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