This session hopes to explore the “third wave of science” or “democratizing science” as we move beyond recognizing trained scientists as the sole source of authoritative, objective expertise. We will discuss some examples of how citizens can get involved in the scientific process – both in terms of where in the process (idea generation through analysis) and how (web access, in the field, etc.). Finally, we will cover what ethical questions must be addressed as this movement towards participatory science broadens.
- use of the web as a citizen science tool for data collection and beyond
- including citizens in the scientific process from idea generation to analysis and outreach
- ethics (who gets credit/authorship, where do you publish, etc.)
- Academic rewards for participating in participatory science
- conversations on blogs as early review
- who qualifies as an "expert" and what criteria do we use
Friday January 20, 2012 9:30am - 10:30am
Attendance numbers do not account for private attendees. Get there early!