Citizen Scientists

 

Researchers from Oxford university will recognise the important role played by volunteer scientists in a presentation given at the Earthwatch annual lecture. They will argue that volunteers play a crucial role in broadening the sample of data-collected which is vital for long-term monitoring projects such as those associated with global-warming. Whilst they will draw attention to the obvious shortfalls attached to employing Bob-from-down-the-road to collect data crucial to the long-term survival of the human species, they will nevertheless conclude that overall; citizen scientists play a very important role.

The full BBC article is here.

The Society for Amateur Scientists is here.

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