Citizen Science: Can Volunteers Do Real Research?

@inproceedings{Cohn2008CitizenSC,
  title={Citizen Science: Can Volunteers Do Real Research?},
  author={Jeffrey Cohn},
  year={2008}
}
  • J. Cohn
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • Environmental Science
ABSTRACT Collaborations between scientists and volunteers have the potential to broaden the scope of research and enhance the ability to collect scientific data. Interested members of the public may contribute valuable information as they learn about wildlife in their local communities. 
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