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Citizen Science - Authentic Participation in Research

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October 12, 2012

Citizen Science - Authentic Participation in Research

My slide deck from ALN2012 in October 2012 http://sloanconsortium.org/

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Arfon Smith

October 12, 2012
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  1. Citizen Science Authentic Participation in Research Arfon Smith @arfon

  2. Crowdsourcing Volunteer Computing Citizen Science PPSR / CBSR

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  14. 700,000 Images

  15. 20,000 Users

  16. 40,000,000 Inspections

  17. Awesome

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  20. http://www.novacelestia.com

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  28. More anticlockwise galaxies? Longo (astro-ph/0707.3793)

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    12 18 24 30 36 42 48 Classifications per hour Hours 1 Kevin months Fukugita et al. 2007
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  38. 60,000,000 analyses

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  44. (it works)

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  46. better than the professionals

  47. More anticlockwise galaxies? Longo (astro-ph/0707.3793)

  48. www.maniacworld.com

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  58. Credit: Simon Tokumine http://is.gd/oldww1

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  73. 680,000 volunteers

  74. 300,000,000 analyses

  75. Motivations

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  79. 1,000,000,000,000 1 trillion hours

  80. Spectrum of cognitive surplus

  81. 70,000,000 Classifications Ethics of Citizen Science?

  82. Social Contract

  83. 1. Collaborators not users 2. Contribute to real research 3.

    Don’t waste people’s time
  84. Why citizen science?

  85. Scale (Measurable) Accuracy Education Serendipity

  86. Known knowns Unknown unknowns Known unknowns

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  93. 70,000,000 Classifications Community-led research

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  97. SDSS HST Starforming pea Narrow-line Seyfert pea

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  101. 1. Collaborators not users 2. Contribute to real research 3.

    Don’t waste people’s time
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  110. Galaxy Zoo Supernovae

  111. Reference New Difference

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  119. Future

  120. “These people are not doing the work of scientists, they

    are doing the work of scientific instruments.” David Weinberger, Berkman Center for the Internet and Society at Harvard
  121. Engagement

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  125. Thanks arfon@zooniverse.org @arfon