Citizen social science: Crowdsourcing social science research
|Starts:||10:00 13 Nov 2015|
|Ends:||17:00 13 Nov 2015|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Anita Greenhill|
This event examines the use of crowdsourcing for public involvement in academic research and how social science research improves understanding of these processes.
The Zooniverse is an innovative online platform that enables ordinary people to contribute to academic research. With over 1.3 million registered contributors worldwide, Zooniverse projects ask volunteers to help analyse large datasets that machines are not capable of processing. Examples include helping to record troop movements in the trenches of World War One or transcribing papyrus scripts to gain an insight into the lives of ancient Greeks.
This event is designed to give attendees at the an opportunity to find out more about these projects and have an opportunity to get hands on and start contributing themselves. The event will engage members of the public through the use of a number of computer terminals that will allow users to try out a selection of projects, therefore offering an interactive multisensory experience of image and sound-based projects.
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Dr Anita Greenhill
Role: Senior Lecturer
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