The Program in Community Engagement provides guidance and training on citizen science – an emerging methodology conducted, in whole or in part, by the general public, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists.
Citizen Science is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur or nonprofessional scientists.
The study aims to answer the following questions:
Be a Citizen Scientist. Participate in the scientific process. We are looking for people willing to monitor use of green-ways and streets for 2 hour blocks of time, counting the number and characteristics of riders, walkers, or runners, and share that information via a webpage accessible by smartphone or computer. We will train you in this process and the fundamentals of human subjects research protection.
Contact Phillip Summers at 336-716-0836, firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Tools: Observation locations, blank forms, and data entry.
Data Analytics: Data dictionary, raw data, and sneak preview maps.
Dissemination: Poster and Presentation.
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