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2. 3. Research Method with social value Citizen Science As an instrument for social impact. & social change Collective intelligence Benefits & Impact Quality of Life Improved decision making Enhancing curriculum content & informal learning Enhanced research advocacy 4. Haklay, M. (2013) Participation levels 5. Ladder of Participation Arnstein, S (1969) 6. the sunflower is mine Van Gogh 1880 the sunflower is mine Van Gogh 1880 7. 1. Crowdsource number patterns in nature dataset 2. Engage 3000 people from Greater Manchester 3. Learn about Turing & how number patterns work in sunflowers 4. Provide a media story 8. What did people do? http://www.Sallyfort.com 9. Open Voice Community ChoirOpen Voice Community Choir 10. Patterns in Nature 11. Edgy #citizenscience Working at the 'edge making use of resources through collaboration (Carolyn Kagan, 2007) 12. If we work together in the garden, maybe we can work together in crisis. Dig In! Wendy Brawer 13. 14. Music Cognition Group 15. 16. Ladder of Participation Arnstein, S (1969) 17. 18. Challenges & Opportunities Ethics Data quality assurance Additional resource - funding Recognition of public contributions Measuring impact did we make a difference to peoples lives? Open science: democratising science & access to science, data & journals 19. Available online: & also tools: Citizen Cyberlab portal tools & projects: Ethics 20. Ethical challenges Banks, S. (et al) (2013) 1. Partnership, collaboration and power 2. Blurring the boundaries between researcher and researched, academic and activist 3. Community rights, conflict and democratic representation 4. Ownership and dissemination of data, findings and publications 5. Anonymity, privacy and confidentiality 6. Institutional ethical review processes 21. Everyday Ethics Banks, S. (et al) (2013) An approach to research that is based on a commitment to sharing power and resources and working towards beneficial outcomes for all participants, especially communities. Embedded in the research process: attitudes, ethos, ways of working, relationships 1. Mutual respect 2. Equality and inclusion 3. Democratic participation 4. Active learning 5. Making a difference 6. Collective action 7. Personal integrity 22. References Haklay, M. (2013). Citizen science and volunteered geographic information: Overview and typology of participation. In Crowdsourcing Geographic Knowledge (pp. 105-122). Springer Netherlands. Arnstein, Sherry R. "A Ladder of Citizen Participation," JAIP, Vol. 35, No. 4, July 1969, pp. 216-224. Cagan, K (2007) Working at the Edge, Psychologist, Vol 20, part 4, pp224 - 227 Roy, H.E., Pocock, M.J.O., Preston, C.D., Roy, D.B., Savage, J., Tweddle, J.C. & Robinson, L.D. (2012) Understanding Citizen Science & Environmental Monitoring. Final Report. NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and Natural History Museum on behalf of UK-EOF. 175pp Tweddle, J.C., Robinson, L.D., Pocock, M.J.O & Roy, H.E. (2012). Guide to citizen science: developing, implementing and evaluating citizen science to study biodiversity and the environment in the UK. Natural History Museum and NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology for UK-EOF. Riesch H, Potter C and Davies, L (2013) Combining citizen science with public engagement: the open air laboratories programme. Journal of Science Communication 1 18; 4/JCOM1203%282013%29A03/JCOM1203%282013%29A03.pdf Frietag, A, Pfeffer, M.J. (2013) Process, not product: Investigating Recommendations for improving Citizen Science "Success". PLoS ONE 8(5): e64079. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064079 Banks, S. (et al) (2013) 'Everyday ethics in community-based participatory research', in Contemporary Social Science: Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences 23.