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Updated survey results – Citizen Science in Australia

Updated survey results – Citizen Science in Australia

Social research in CS
A summary of the results for the “Citizen Science in Australia” survey has been been completed by Philip Roetman and is available via the link below. Thank you to everyone who responded to the survey (105 people involved in Citizen Science in Australia). The data will be used by the Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA) to demonstrate the ‘state of play’ in this field and to generate support for the development of Citizen Science. For the PDF of results click here: survey results
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What are your thoughts on a ACSA?

What are your thoughts on a ACSA?

ACSA development
Citizen science is a rapidly growing, collaborative method of engagement which allows non-professionals (as volunteers) the opportunity to participate and contribute to scientific research. These working partnerships can include volunteers from the general community, educators, students and businesses and the outcomes of  citizen science projects results in many mutual scientific, education and engagement benefits. Scientific projects requiring 'citizen scientists' have expanded almost exponentially in the last 10 years (largely as a result of the internet) and consequently, the design, delivery and analysis of scientific projects incorporating citizen scientists is rapidly changing. Citizen science stakeholders are now forming local and national 'communities of practice' such as the European Citizen Science Association and the (American) Citizen Science Association to ensure all aspects of citizen science (including science communication, volunteer recruitment and retention, data…
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