Playing with science: Exploring how game activity motivates users participation on an online citizen science platform

@article{Greenhill2016PlayingWS,
  title={Playing with science: Exploring how game activity motivates users participation on an online citizen science platform},
  author={Anita Greenhill and Kate Holmes and Jamie Woodcock and Chris J. Lintott and Brooke D. Simmons and Gary Graham and Joe Cox and Eun Young Oh and Karen L. Masters},
  journal={Aslib J. Inf. Manag.},
  year={2016},
  volume={68},
  pages={306-325}
}
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine intrinsic forms of motivation and particular incidents of play, socialisation, fun and amusement on an online crowdsourced citizen science platform. The paper also investigates gamised activity (Greenhill et al., 2014) as a form of intrinsic motivation adding a sense of play to work and tasks (Xu et al., 2012). These concepts are explored through close scrutiny of the online citizen science platform Zooniverse.org. Design/methodology/approach… 

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