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Field Guide to Citizen Science: How You Can Contribute to Scientific Research and Make a Difference

Catherine Hoffman

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Timber Press
01 March 2020
Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science
This hands-on guide to citizen science details how ordinary people can participate in scientific research and help change the world in meaningful ways. Citizen science is the public involvement in the discovery of new scientific knowledge. A citizen science project can involve one person or millions of people collaborating towards a common goal. The citizen science movement is approachable and inclusive, making it an excellent option for people looking for ways to get involved and make a difference. The Field Guide to Citizen Science - by the expert team at SciStarter - makes it easier than ever for those new to the process to get involved. It explains what citizen science is, explores the various types of projects available, shows how to succeed and stay motivated when you're participating in a project, and explains how the data is used. The included projects range from passive observation to active data collection. With an upbeat and accessible tone and a lively, illustrated layout, this must-have guide is for anyone looking to join the fun and rewarding world of citizen science. AUTHOR: SciStarter enables people to contribute to science through informal recreational activities and formal research efforts. The website creates a shared space where scientists can connect with people interested in working on or learning about joint research projects. SciStarter features 1,100 searchable citizen science projects and recruits participants through partnerships with Discover Magazine and Astronomy Magazine, PBS Kids, the National Science Teachers Association, Public Library of Science, WHYY/NPR, Pop Warner Youth Scholars, and more. SciStarter is a division of Science for Citizens LLC.
By:   Catherine Hoffman
Imprint:   Timber Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 146mm, 
ISBN:   9781604698473
ISBN 10:   1604698470
Pages:   188
Publication Date:   01 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

SciStarter enables people to contribute to science through informal recreational activities and formal research efforts. The website creates a shared space where scientists can connect with people interested in working on or learning about joint research projects. SciStarter features 1,100 searchable citizen science projects and recruits participants through partnerships with Discover Magazine and Astronomy Magazine, PBS Kids, the National Science Teachers Association, Public Library of Science, WHYY/NPR, Pop Warner Youth Scholars, and more. SciStarter is a division of Science for Citizens LLC.

Reviews for Field Guide to Citizen Science: How You Can Contribute to Scientific Research and Make a Difference

Writing with encouraging clarity, the authors explain how to become a citizen scientist and how scientists provide the instructions and equipment required for collecting authentic data. --Booklist The most powerful way for science to change your perception of the world is for you to do it yourself. That's the underlying theme of this friendly how-to overview of the citizen science movement... As with every great adventure, you just have to take the first step to get going. --Discover Magazine This book is infectious in the best way possible. In a world that often feels like it is spinning out of control, where your actions can appear insignificant and change seems out-of-reach, this book gives you hope, a sense of possibility, and perhaps even a purpose. --Science Connected


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