From self-tracking to self-expertise: The production of self-related knowledge by doing personal science

  title={From self-tracking to self-expertise: The production of self-related knowledge by doing personal science},
  author={Nils B. Heyen},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science (Bristol, England)},
  pages={124 - 138}
  • N. Heyen
  • Published 28 November 2019
  • Education
  • Public Understanding of Science (Bristol, England)
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