Assessing data quality in citizen science

  title={Assessing data quality in citizen science},
  author={M. Kosmala and A. Wiggins and Alexandra Swanson and Brooke Simmons},
  journal={Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment},
  • M. Kosmala, A. Wiggins, +1 author Brooke Simmons
  • Published 2016
  • Computer Science
  • Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
  • Ecological and environmental citizen-science projects have enormous potential to advance scientific knowledge, influence policy, and guide resource management by producing datasets that would otherwise be infeasible to generate. However, this potential can only be realized 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… CONTINUE READING
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