Galaxy Zoo: Exploring the Motivations of Citizen Science Volunteers

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617206
Title:
Galaxy Zoo: Exploring the Motivations of Citizen Science Volunteers
Authors:
M. Jordan, Raddick; Georgia, Bracey; Pamela, Gay
Abstract:
The Galaxy Zoo citizen science website invites anyone with an Internet connection to participate in research by classifying galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. As of April 2009, more than 200,000 volunteers have made more than 100 million galaxy classifications. In this article, we present results of a pilot study into the motivations and demographics of Galaxy Zoo volunteers and define a technique to determine motivations from free responses that can be used in larger multiple-choice surveys with similar populations. Our categories form the basis for a future survey, with the goal of determining the prevalence of each motivation.
Affiliation:
Johns Hopkins University
Citation:
Raddick, M. J., Bracey, G., Gay, P. L., Lintott, C. J., Murray, P., Schawinski, K., ... & Vandenberg, J. (2009). Galaxy zoo: Exploring the motivations of citizen science volunteers. arXiv preprint arXiv:0909.2925.
Journal:
Astronomy Education Review
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617206
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:
Cosmology
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.issued2010en
dc.identifier.citationRaddick, M. J., Bracey, G., Gay, P. L., Lintott, C. J., Murray, P., Schawinski, K., ... & Vandenberg, J. (2009). Galaxy zoo: Exploring the motivations of citizen science volunteers. arXiv preprint arXiv:0909.2925.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/617206-
dc.description.abstractThe Galaxy Zoo citizen science website invites anyone with an Internet connection to participate in research by classifying galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. As of April 2009, more than 200,000 volunteers have made more than 100 million galaxy classifications. In this article, we present results of a pilot study into the motivations and demographics of Galaxy Zoo volunteers and define a technique to determine motivations from free responses that can be used in larger multiple-choice surveys with similar populations. Our categories form the basis for a future survey, with the goal of determining the prevalence of each motivation.en
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dc.titleGalaxy Zoo: Exploring the Motivations of Citizen Science Volunteersen
dc.typePeer-revieweden
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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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