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Assessing data quality in citizen science - preprint | bioRxiv
"Ecological and environmental citizen science projects have enormous potential to advance science, influence policy, and guide resource management by producing datasets that are otherwise infeasible to generate. This potential can only be realized, though, if the datasets are of high quality. While scientists are often skeptical of the ability of unpaid volunteers to produce accurate datasets, a growing body of publications clearly shows that diverse types of citizen science projects can produce data with accuracy equal to or surpassing that of professionals. Successful projects rely on a suite of methods to boost data accuracy and account for bias, including iterative project development, volunteer training and testing, expert validation, replication across volunteers, and statistical modeling of systematic error. Each citizen science dataset should therefore be judged individually, according to project design and application, rather than assumed to be substandard simply because volunteers generated it."
citizen-science  data  quality  preprint 
september 2016 by tsuomela
The Perils of Aging: A Problem for Citizen Science?
"Errors creep into bird population surveys as volunteers get older, new study says."
data-curation  citizen-science  age  volunteer  accuracy  quality 
august 2014 by tsuomela
The Best | Dustin Curtis
TES - Searching out the best is still the province of the well-off and resource rich.
quality  search  experts 
december 2012 by tsuomela
What single quality predicts a good doctor? | Unofficial Prognosis, Scientific American Blog Network
"According to Dr. Fitzgerald, there is a single trait underlying both the desire to learn in the classroom and to be empathetic on the wards. She writes:

“What is kindness, as perceived by patients? Perhaps it is curiosity: ‘How are you? Who are you? How can I help you? Tell me more. Isn’t that interesting?’ And patients say, ‘He asked me a lot of questions’
medicine  success  education  curiosity  quality  health-care 
march 2012 by tsuomela
Three's a Trend: The Decline of Google Search Quality - Anil Dash
Building momentum for a trend that I thought started four or five years ago when Wikipedia became the top-result for every search.
search  searchengine  google  quality  information 
january 2011 by tsuomela
American Society for Quality - ASQ
ASQ is the world's leading membership organization devoted to quality.
professional-association  quality  business  organization 
july 2009 by tsuomela

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