eBirding: technology adoption and the transformation of leisure into science

  title={eBirding: technology adoption and the transformation of leisure into science},
  author={Andrea Wiggins},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2011 iConference},
  • A. Wiggins
  • Published 8 February 2011
  • Economics
  • Proceedings of the 2011 iConference
The decreasing cost of technology and Internet access has resulted in increasingly large-scale scientific research projects that rely on technology-mediated public participation. This poster takes a process theory perspective to discuss how technology adoption in a citizen science project influences participation and thereby scientific outcomes. The case study finds that some birders change their established practices upon adopting eBird, an online checklist program for bird observations… 
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work is supported by US NSF grant 09-43049
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work is supported by US NSF grant 09-43049