Citizen Science in Humanities | Unlocking the Knowledge of the Crowd

Abstract Citizen science, research supported by non-professional scientists, has gained more importance over the last decade which becomes evident in the increasing number of projects as well as in the worldwide amount of scientific publications related to this topic. Contributing scientific data and producing reliable scientific knowledge, citizen science has become a promising method of collecting a wide range of information from different fields of research. Moreover, participatory approaches make science more responsive to peoples’ needs and concerns. However, until today researchers have not fully discovered and used the potential of citizen sciences. Especially in the field of humanities,...

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