Assessing data quality in citizen science (preprint)

@article{Kosmala2016AssessingDQ,
  title={Assessing data quality in citizen science (preprint)},
  author={Margaret Kosmala and Andrea Wiggins and Alexandra Swanson and Brooke D. Simmons},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2016}
}
Ecological and environmental citizen science projects have enormous potential to advance science, influence policy, and guide resource management by producing datasets that are otherwise infeasible to generate. This potential can only be realized, though, if the datasets are of high quality. While scientists are often skeptical of the ability of unpaid volunteers to produce accurate datasets, a growing body of publications clearly shows that diverse types of citizen science projects can produce… 
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