…from the UC Davis School of Education…
“In an era of public skepticism about science and high-stakes decisions based on it, involving more non-scientists in research projects can boost public acceptance, understanding and the quality of the scientific results, a study co-authored by a UC Davis researcher suggests.
“The study will be presented on Monday, May 3, at the 91st annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Denver.
“For years, the National Science Foundation has encouraged the inclusion of volunteers from the public in the collection of data for scientific research. Through its funding, the NSF has institutionalized such so-called “citizen science.””
(via @disruptivegeo )