Children and citizen science

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Title: Children and citizen science
Authors: Makuch, KE
Aczel, M
Item Type: Chapter
Abstract: Children can both learn from and contribute to citizen science. Scientific learning can develop children’s environmental citizenship, voices and democratic participation as adults. The quality of data produced by children varies across projects and can be assumed to be of poorer quality because of their age, experience and less-developed skill set. If citizen science activities are appropriately designed they can be accessible to all children, which can also improve their accessibility to a wider range of citizens in general
Editors: Hecker, S
Haklay, M
Bowser, A
Makuch, Z
Vogel, J
Bonn, A
Issue Date: 15-Oct-2018
ISBN: 1787352331
Publisher: UCL Press
Start Page: 391
End Page: 409
Journal / Book Title: Citizen Science – Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy
Copyright Statement: © 2018 The Authors. Images © 2018 Copyright holders named in captions. This book is published under a Creative Commons 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0 - This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work; to adapt the work and to make commercial use of the work providing attribution is made to the authors (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Attribution should include the following information: Hecker, S., Haklay, M., Bowser, A., Makuch, Z., Vogel, J. & Bonn, A. 2018. Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy. London: UCL Press. https://doi .org /10 .14324 /111.9781787352339 Further details about Creative Commons licenses are available at
Place of Publication: London
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Article Number: 27
Online Publication Date: 2018-10-15
Appears in Collections:Centre for Environmental Policy