A research project on how citizens produce scientific knowledge

How did lay citizens become involved in the production of scientific knowledge? Where does this movement fit in the broader history of public participation in science? How did the rise of the “amateur” redefine expertise in a democratic society? And who are these “citizen scientists” today? These are some of the questions we will address in this five years interdisciplinary research project on the transformations of public participation in science.

 


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Mapping the literature

Mapping the literature

We used this visualization to explore a topic we knew little about: Participatory Action Research (PAR). Reviewing the literature is an essential part of a researcher’s life. How do you identify the core works and authors, the different sub-fields, and the hot topics?...

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