What is crowdsourced data?
|18 October 2017
|13:00 - 14:30
|What is it:
|School of Law
|Who is it for:
|University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public
|Dr Reka Solymosi
CCCJ Seminar Programme 2017/18
(in collaboration with Methods@Manchester)
Crowdsourcing involves harnessing the information and skills of large crowds of people into
one collaborative project. Advancements in technologies allow for larger scale participation
than previously possible, resulting in larger volumes of data that can facilitate more fine-grained analysis.
For example, in Germany, in 2012, scientists collaborated with 5000 people to capture over 17,000 samples of mosquito,
resulting in the discovery of an invasive species with implications for public health. Such crowdsourced data can highlight
new information for social science researchers, and by considering the mode of production of much of this data,
it becomes possible to examine the experiences and perceptions of the people generating it.
Dr Reka Solymosi
Role: School of Law
Organisation: University of Manchester
Travel and Contact Information
Humanities Bridgeford Street