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a framework for classifying participant motivation that considers the typology of citizen science projects

Authors: Lotfian M.; Ingensand J.; Brovelli M. A.;

a framework for classifying participant motivation that considers the typology of citizen science projects

Abstract

Citizen science, the participation of the public in scientific projects, is growing significantly, especially with technological developments in recent years. Volunteers are the heart of citizen science projects; therefore, understanding their motivation and how to sustain their participation is the key to success in any citizen science project. Studies on participants of citizen science projects illustrate that there is an association between participant motivation and the type of contribution to projects. Thus, in this paper, we define a motivational framework, which classifies participant motivation taking into account the typologies of citizen science projects. Within this framework, we also take into account the importance of motivation in initiating and sustaining participation. This framework helps citizen science practitioners to have comprehensive knowledge about potential motivational factors that can be used to recruit participants, as well as sustaining participation in their projects.

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online citizen science, Geography (General), Motivation, Participation inequality, Citizen science, classic citizen science, Classic citizen science, motivation, citizen science, volunteered geographic information, G1-922, Online citizen science, Volunteered geographic information, participation inequality, lcsh: lcsh:G1-922, lcsh: lcsh:Geography (General)

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