Citizen science and participatory science communication: an empirically informed discussion connecting research and theory
Citizen Science is believed to contribute significantly to the democratisation of science, engaging non-scientists in scientific research. Participatory approaches to science communication share the same interest through public participation and public engagement. In the attempt to connect these two debates both theoretically and empirically, we provide an analysis of the communication tools and strategies used by 157 Citizen Science projects across the EU, UK, and Switzerland. Our analysis reports that the CS projects surveyed tend to interpret communication as a disseminating activity, rather than as a tool to promote appropriate communication-based encounters with both project participants and other potential target audiences.
|Paolo Giardullo; Rosa Arias; Joana Magalhães; Esther Marín-González; Cristina Luís; Federico Neresini;
|Journal of science communication
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