Guide to Citizen Science - developing, implementing and evaluating citizen science to study biodiversity and the environment in the UK
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Over the past decade, there has been a rapid increase in the diversity and scale of citizen science. This guide aims to support people already involved in citizen science, and those new to it, within the UK. It is based on detailed information gathered and analysed as part of the UK-EOF funded project “Understanding Citizen Science & Environmental Monitoring”, which semi-systematically reviewed 234 projects and included 30 case studies (Roy et al., 2012). It will help you to design and implement a citizen science project relating to biodiversity or the environment.

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Publisher: Natural History Museum and NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology for UK-EOF
Year of publication: 2012
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Oct. 19, 2020, 5:06 p.m. - Julia Lorke

With a focus on biodiversity monitoring, this guide provides useful questions and recommendations that help with designing a citizen science project. Is the citizen science approach suitable for your research question? How can you find participants? How should you report results? This step by step guide helps you to think through all the phases of project development, delivery and analysis. Ideally, you would consult this guide before starting a citizen science project; but even when your project is already running, it's worth checking out.

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