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Crowd Science: The Organization of Scientific Research in Open Collaborative Projects by Chiara Franzoni, Henry Sauermann :: SSRN
"A growing amount of scientific research is done in an open collaborative fashion, in projects that are sometimes labeled as “crowd science”, “citizen science”, or “networked science”. This paper seeks to gain a more systematic understanding of crowd science and to provide scholars with a conceptual framework and an agenda for future research. First, we briefly present three case examples - Foldit, Galaxy Zoo, and Polymath - that span different fields of science and illustrate the heterogeneity concerning what crowd science projects do and how they are organized. Second, we identify two fundamental elements that characterize crowd science projects - open participation and open sharing of intermediate knowledge - and distinguish crowd science from other knowledge production regimes. Third, we explore potential benefits that crowd science offers over alternative organizational modes, and potential challenges it is likely to face. This discussion also considers for what kinds of scientific problems particular benefits or challenges are likely to be most pronounced. We conclude by outlining an agenda for future research and by discussing implications for funding agencies and policy makers."
preprints  citizen-science  science  participation  public-understanding 
december 2012 by tsuomela
[0903.2717] Trafficlike collective movement of ants on trails: absence of jammed phase
paper reported on arxiv blog
We report experimental results on unidirectional traffic-like collective movement of ants on trails. Our work is primarily motivated by fundamental questions on the collective spatio-temporal organization in systems of interacting motile constituents driven far from equilibrium.
arxiv  complexity  ants  biology  traffic  preprints 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Welcome to Cogprints - Cogprints
CogPrints, an electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics, and many areas of Computer Science (
psychology  philosophy  brain  science  linguistics  research  articles  preprints  neuroscience  computer-science 
february 2009 by tsuomela
the physics arXiv blog » Blog Archive » The puzzle of planet formation
"At the heart of the problem is the fascinating question: why are all the planets different?

The ones in our solar system ought to have formed out of the same stuff at more or less the same time and yet no two are alike. And now the extrasolar planets seem to be demonstrating a similar variety."
astronomy  astrophysics  arxiv  preprints  planetary 
february 2009 by tsuomela
PhilPapers: Online research in philosophy
PhilPapers is a comprehensive directory of online philosophy articles and books by academic philosophers. We monitor journals in many areas of philosophy, as well as archives and personal pages. We also accept articles directly from users, who can provide links or upload copies.
philosophy  papers  archive  academic  online  preprints 
january 2009 by tsuomela
Uncertain Principles: What's the Matter With Biologists?
And yet, even today, seventeen years after the launch of the arxiv, every attempt to set up a preprint service for biologists has been a dismal failure, as noted by both Ginsparg and Timo Hannay (whose Science21 talk notes are up at Nature Networks. You can also get video and microblogging). Contrary to what a naive outsider's opinion might suggest, biologists appear to be highly resistant to the whole idea of sharing pre-publication results.
sts  biology  physics  open  preprints  history  culture 
october 2008 by tsuomela
Home : Nature Precedings
Nature Precedings is a place for researchers to share pre-publication research, unpublished manuscripts, presentations, posters, white papers, technical papers, supplementary findings, and other scientific documents.
science  open-content  preprints  culture 
june 2007 by tsuomela
PhilSci Archive -
Welcome to PhilSci Archive, an electronic archive for preprints in the philosophy of science. It is offered as a free service to the philosophy of science community.
science  philosophy  sts  preprints  archive 
february 2007 by tsuomela

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