Public Participation in Scientific Research: Defining the Field and Assessing Its Potential for Informal Science Education

Date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Resource Type:
Reference Materials | Report
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Websites, Mobile Apps, and Online Media, Public Programs, Citizen Science Programs, Community Outreach Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Resource Centers and Networks, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits, Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits, Parks, Outdoor, and Garden Exhibits
Audience: 
Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists | Evaluators
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM
Organization:
Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE), Cornell Lab of Ornithology, University of California, Davis, Rutgers University, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Dickinson College
Description or Abstract: 

This white paper is the product of the CAISE Public Participation in Scientific Research Inquiry Group. It describes how public participation in scientific research (PPSR) through informal science education can provide opportunities to increase public science literacy.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
ISE/AISL
Award Number: 
0638981
Funding Amount: 
5500856
Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
ISE/AISL
Award Number: 
1213803
Funding Amount: 
1182597

Team Members

Rick BonneyAuthor
Heidi BallardHeidi BallardAuthor
Candie WildermanCandie WildermanAuthor

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