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Measuring Motivation to Participate in Online Citizen Science

July 7, 2019 | Media and Technology, Public Programs

We have created an instrument to measure the prevalance of various motivations in a population of volunteers in an online citizen science project. Our project is Zooniverse (, a collection of citizen science projects that have grown out of the Galaxy Zoo website. The instrument is based on a theoretical model of motivation, which is described in the attached document.


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    Principal Investigator
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Karen Carney
    Former Principal Investigator
    Adler Planetarium
  • Jason Reed
    Project Manager
    Adler Planetarium
  • Andrea Lardner
    Project Staff
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Citation


    Funding Program: Informal Science Education
    Award Number: 1407036
    Funding Amount: 926,661
    Resource Type: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Discipline: General STEM | Space science
    Audience: General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists
    Environment Type: Media and Technology | Websites, Mobile Apps, and Online Media | Public Programs | Citizen Science Programs

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