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Designing Citizen Science Projects


"The purpose of this paper is to explore aspects of the use of citizen science, and to present a framework for people considering the design of citizen science interventions, with special consideration to design of citizen science interventions for science learning or for engagement and interest in STEM. In the sections that follow, different goals for creating a citizen science intervention are considered; instructional and sociotechnical systems design process and their applicability to citizen science are discussed; different conceptual models for citizen science and how it can support different goals are listed and explained; and finally, some potential pitfalls of employing citizen science approaches are highlighted."