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Citizen Science

Community participation in scientific investigation -- you too can be a scientist!

Citizen Science at the University of Utah



Citizen Science -- Useful Books at the Marriott Library


Science by the people : participation, power, and the politics of environmental knowledge. By Aya Hirata Kimura and Abby J. Kinchy   

ISBN : 9780813595115

Publication date: 2019-09-13

"Citizen science," data collection and scientific research by people who do not have scientific credentials, is an increasingly popular activity, from bird counts to amateur water sample collection to air quality monitoring. Such efforts are at the heart of many of today's environmental and health controversies. As scholars in the interdisciplinary field of science and technology studies (STS), the authors ask readers to consider how citizen science enhances struggles for social change beyond merely generating data through volunteer participation, and they provide practical examples and scenarios to aid practitioners in planning strategic citizen science projects that align with their values. While there are a number of monographs detailing specific citizen science cases, there is no book that takes stock of multiple case studies to explore how citizen science may or may not address social inequality and produce accountability of government and corporate entities

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Alfred Mowdood
The University of Utah
J. Willard Marriott Library
Head of Faculty Services,
Representative, Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), and
Adjunct Assistant Professor in Kinesiology
295 South 1500 East #2110 R
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0860
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