Lay Summaries for Research Articles: A Citizen Science Approach to Bridge the Gap in Access

@inproceedings{Duke2015LaySF,
  title={Lay Summaries for Research Articles: A Citizen Science Approach to Bridge the Gap in Access},
  author={Monica Duke},
  booktitle={ELPUB},
  year={2015}
}
The Patients Participate! project explored the feasibility of a citizen science approach to writing lay summaries for research articles. It involved a range stakeholders: funders of research (medical charities), service providers (the British Library), researchers and patients. Informed by practices within medical charities and the experiences of other citizen science projects, different methods were used to investigate trust, the skills required to produce a good lay summary, and the benefits… 

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