Links and Distinctions Among Citizenship, Science, and Citizen Science

January 1st, 2012 | RESEARCH

Mueller, Tippins, and Bryan (2012) presented a new conceptualization of citizen science that is meant to facilitate emerging trends in the democratization of science and science education to produce civically engaged students. This article reviews some relevant trends in the field of citizen science, for clarity here referred to as public participation in scientific research (PPSR), and presents overlooked styles and outcomes of PPSR. Education efforts should seize the opportunity to emphasize the key and distinct roles students can play in both the science and the values elements that inform decision-making processes.


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Team Members

Caren Cooper, Author, Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1085-3545

Publication: Democracy & Education
Volume: 20
Number: 2
Page(s): 1

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Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM | History | policy | law
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Citizen Science Programs | Public Programs