Citizen Science

In Chapter 3 I described how scientific data is becoming more and more available through the Internet. This has meant that scientists now have access to huge amounts of data. Clearly that provides major problems; however, one of the spin-offs is that it has enabled non-academic researchers access to both data and tools and empowered them to carry out research. I recently wrote an article for the Times Higher Education Supplement on this phenomenon of citizen science. Staff writers at the THES added a number of amazing case studies of non-academics achieving so much.

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