Environmental Protection and Agency: Motivations, Capacity, and Goals in Participatory Sensing

論文URL:http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3025453.3025667

論文アブストラクト:In this paper we consider various genres of citizen science from the perspective of citizen participants. As a mode of scientific inquiry, citizen science has the potential to "scale up" scientific data collection efforts and increase lay engagement with science. However, current technological directions risk losing sight of the ways in which citizen science is actually practiced. As citizen science is increasingly used to describe a wide range of activities, we begin by presenting a framework of citizen science genres. We then present findings from four interlocking qualitative studies and technological interventions of community air quality monitoring efforts, examining the motivations and capacities of citizen participants and characterizing their alignment with different types of citizen science. Based on these studies, we suggest that data acquisition involves complex multi-dimensional tradeoffs, and the commonly held view that citizen science systems are a win-win for citizens and science may be overstated.

日本語のまとめ:

市民科学を分析。個人的に関心がある場合、身近な環境に興味がある場合、教育や支援から参加するなどの動機。データの正確さを保つ指導が重要であり、また科学的調査の負荷をかけないように、日常的な作業プロセスへ組み込むことが重要

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