The 'Financial Aspect' Characteristic

The 'Financial Aspect' Characteristic  

  By: Margaret on March 3, 2021, 9:07 a.m.

From a recent talk that I gave about the work on the ECSA Characteristics of Citizen Science, there was a lot of interest in the findings around the role of compensation or payments in CS initiatives - and some of the attendees have gotten back to me about whether I know of anything on this in the literature.

.....and I don't!

I'm aware of GeoWiki and QuestaGame as tangible examples of micropyaments. What other examples are out there?

Is anybody aware of any papers on this topic, or referencing this topic?


Re: The 'Financial Aspect' Characteristic  

  By: Rachel Pateman on March 3, 2021, 9:54 a.m.

Hello Margaret

We discussed this topic briefly in our paper on citizen science and food waste

We reference the following articles which have also touched on the subject:

Evans, B. (2020). The perils of parity: should citizen science and traditional research follow the same ethical and privacy principles? J. Law Med. Ethics 48, 74–81. doi: 10.1177/1073110520917031

Rasmussen, L. M., and Cooper, C. (2019). Citizen science ethics. Citizen Sci. Theory Pract. 4:5. doi: 10.5334/cstp.235

At SEI, when we have run projects in resource poor settings, for example in informal settlements, we have provided compensation. E.g. West, S. E., Büker, P., Ashmore, M., Njoroge, G., Welden, N., Muhoza, C., et al. (2020). Particulate matter pollution in an informal settlement in Nairobi: using citizen science to make the invisible visible. Appl. Geogr. 114:102133. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2019.102133

Best wishes


Re: The 'Financial Aspect' Characteristic  

  By: Khoi Manh Ngo on March 9, 2021, 11:41 p.m.

Hi Margaret,

I found these references very relevant to the topic "Financial aspect" you are talking about, especially the first one:

- Laso Bayas, Juan Carlos, Linda See, Hedwig Bartl, Tobias Sturn, Mathias Karner, Dilek Fraisl, Inian Moorthy, Michaela Busch, Marijn van der Velde, and Steffen Fritz. "Crowdsourcing LUCAS: Citizens Generating Reference Land Cover and Land Use Data with a Mobile App." Land 9, no. 11 (2020): 446.
- Cappa, Francesco, Jeffrey Laut, Maurizio Porfiri, and Luca Giustiniano. "Bring them aboard: Rewarding participation in technology-mediated citizen science projects." Computers in Human Behavior 89 (2018): 246-257.
Best regards,

Re: The 'Financial Aspect' Characteristic  

  By: Margaret on March 11, 2021, 8:52 a.m.

These are great - thanks Khoi!

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