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Galaxy Zoo: Motivations of Citizen Scientists

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 projec...

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10.3847/AER2011021

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Raddick, MJ More by this author
Lintott, CJ More by this author
Cardamone, C More by this author
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Journal:
Astronomy Education Review
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2013-03-27
DOI:
EISSN:
1539-1515
ISSN:
1539-1515
URN:
uuid:283b65ce-dd47-495a-a212-66c1fb77a8ef
Source identifiers:
391093
Local pid:
pubs:391093
Language:
English
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