Author Topic: Graduate Research Survey: Demographics of Zooniverse Space Science Projects  (Read 1042 times)

citsciresearch

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I am a master's student conducting research on the demographics, participation habits, and overall science involvement of participants in Zooniverse's various space-related citizen science projects. Citizen science empowers research to process far greater amounts of data than would otherwise be possible. It has the potential to grow and become a more commonly used asset in the space sciences. I hope to explore further applications of citizen science projects, so having information about those who are currently involved in these projects will help to show where and how they can best be used. I have created a survey accessible at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15kyqF_wFag9CDn6SZlMnSXexf0ok6H52GMIFMWOO1Vg/viewform It will take no more than 15 minutes. Please share the link with any other Zooniverse volunteers you might know. Your time and responses are greatly appreciated.

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Thanks to the Zooniverse team and everyone who has responded so far!

To elaborate more on the project, I'm particularly interested in determining whether technology use trends would suggest citizen science efforts be expanded to mobile apps in addition to browser games, but I am investigating several aspects of citizen science and how we can use it more frequently and effectively in space sciences. I'm looking into aspects of game design, policy implications of increased citizen science use by NASA, and even trying to find ways we can use projects like this for human spaceflight research. This survey has passed IRB approval at George Washington University. This is an independent study as part of my coursework so publication is a possibility but not definite.

I am also still looking for responses, so if you have a moment and haven't yet taken the survey, I'd really appreciate it. I plan on dropping back with the finished research once this is done.
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