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When collaboration becomes co-optation: Citizen Science as Public Relations

Blacker, Sarah, Kimura, Aya H. and Kinchy, Abby (2022) When collaboration becomes co-optation: Citizen Science as Public Relations. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (23 Feb 2022). Blog Entry.

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Citizen science and its counterpart citizen social science are becoming increasingly established as research tools to address global and societal challenges. However, increased interaction between research and society also presents questions related to justice, power, and inequality. Based on their recent research into the commercial application of citizen science Sarah Blacker, Aya Hirata Kimura, and Abby Kinchy discuss how citizen science can become entangled with commercial interests that often run counter to the aims of research.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2022 09:24
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:32

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