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When scientists meet the public: an investigation into citizen cyberscience

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Citizen Cyberscience Projects (CCPs) are projects mediated through the Internet, in which teams of scientists recruit members of the public (volunteers) to assist in scientific research, typically through the processing of large quantities of data. This thesis presents qualitative ethnographic case studies of the communities that have formed around two such projects, climateprediction.net and Galaxy Zoo. By considering these social actors in the broader contexts in which they are situated ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Computing Laboratory

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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:4689b91f-a314-4957-900b-666d2394ebd6
Local pid:
ora:11464

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