Can citizen science enhance public understanding of science?

  title={Can citizen science enhance public understanding of science?},
  author={Rick Bonney and Tina B. Phillips and Heidi L. Ballard and Jody W. Enck},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  pages={16 - 2}
Over the past 20 years, thousands of citizen science projects engaging millions of participants in collecting and/or processing data have sprung up around the world. Here we review documented outcomes from four categories of citizen science projects which are defined by the nature of the activities in which their participants engage – Data Collection, Data Processing, Curriculum-based, and Community Science. We find strong evidence that scientific outcomes of citizen science are well documented… 

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