Because science is awesome: studying participation in a citizen science game

  title={Because science is awesome: studying participation in a citizen science game},
  author={Ramine Tinati and Markus Luczak-R{\"o}sch and Elena Paslaru Bontas Simperl and Wendy Hall},
  journal={Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Web Science},
In this paper, we examine the motivations for participation in Eye-Wire, a Web-based gamified citizen science platform. Our study is based on a large-scale survey to which we conducted a qualitative analysis of survey responses in order to understand what drives individuals to participate. Based on our analysis, we derive 18 motivations related to participation, and group them into 4 motivational themes related to engagement. We contextualize our findings against the broader literature on… 

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