Collective Experiments
for Citizen Science
Oleguer Sagarra
Mario Gutiérrez-Roig
Engagement
One of the most important challenges in Citizen Science:
(Source: www.edelman.com)
Pop-up
Experiments
Our proposed solution:
Our Experience:
● First Bee-Path Experiment (June 2012)
● Second Bee-Path Experiment (June 2013)
● DAU Experiment (Decembe...
● Time
● Space
● Concept
“Well-
defined”
(Users are curious)
(Advertisement is effective)
(Users are lazy)
● “What ifs?”
● Expected
● Unexpected
One-Shot
(Source: http://sadderbutwiser.files.wordpress.com)
Expected: Tech Details
(Source: www.bsc.es)
(Source: http://blog.qsrinternational.com)
D-DAY -2
D-DAY -4
D-DAY -3
D-DAY -1
D-DAY
Scalable
Heterogeneous (might not work)
Backend & Error handling
Cheap
Non-Scalable
Controlled
Expensive
Unexpected:
Environmental Factors
(Source: http://meljay.hubpages.com/hub/Caesar-My-Fascination)
A true story...
(Source: http://www.mauricekerrigan.com/blog/adaptability-skills-in-the-workplace-part-1/)
Adaptability
Objectives matter
(Know your priorities!)
Placement matters
(Know your
neighborhood!)
Communication matters
(It's showtime!)
Return to Citizens
&
Scientiffic Outputs
(Source: http://www.faticon.com)
Onsite Aftermath
Mailing with early
results:
● Publication in Scientific Journal
● Science Conferences
● Project Website (www.mr-banks.net)
● Publication in Scientific...
If everything else fails against
engagement problem just try...
Pop-up
Experiments!
A few things to discuss...
●
Scientifc engagement problem:
– Big efort vs Low (Professional) recognition
●
Timescales prob...
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Pop-up experiments: Lessons from experience in collective citizen science experiments

The slides of the talk by Mario Gutierrez and Oleguer Sagarra at 2nd Citizen Science day, held in BCN in the framework of NOVUM 2015. (http://lameva.barcelona.cat/novum/ca/ci%C3%A9ncia-ciutadana/citizen-science-day)
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Science      
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Transcripts - Pop-up experiments: Lessons from experience in collective citizen science experiments

  • 1. Collective Experiments for Citizen Science Oleguer Sagarra Mario Gutiérrez-Roig
  • 2. Engagement One of the most important challenges in Citizen Science: (Source: www.edelman.com)
  • 3. Pop-up Experiments Our proposed solution:
  • 4. Our Experience: ● First Bee-Path Experiment (June 2012) ● Second Bee-Path Experiment (June 2013) ● DAU Experiment (December 2012) ● Dr. Brain Experiment (December 2014) Decison-Making in Finance Human Mobility Cooperative Games ● Mr. Banks Experiment (December 2013)
  • 5. ● Time ● Space ● Concept “Well- defined” (Users are curious) (Advertisement is effective) (Users are lazy)
  • 6. ● “What ifs?” ● Expected ● Unexpected One-Shot (Source: http://sadderbutwiser.files.wordpress.com)
  • 7. Expected: Tech Details (Source: www.bsc.es)
  • 8. (Source: http://blog.qsrinternational.com) D-DAY -2 D-DAY -4 D-DAY -3 D-DAY -1 D-DAY
  • 9. Scalable Heterogeneous (might not work) Backend & Error handling Cheap Non-Scalable Controlled Expensive
  • 10. Unexpected: Environmental Factors (Source: http://meljay.hubpages.com/hub/Caesar-My-Fascination)
  • 11. A true story...
  • 12. (Source: http://www.mauricekerrigan.com/blog/adaptability-skills-in-the-workplace-part-1/) Adaptability
  • 13. Objectives matter (Know your priorities!)
  • 14. Placement matters (Know your neighborhood!)
  • 15. Communication matters (It's showtime!)
  • 16. Return to Citizens & Scientiffic Outputs (Source: http://www.faticon.com)
  • 17. Onsite Aftermath Mailing with early results:
  • 18. ● Publication in Scientific Journal ● Science Conferences ● Project Website (www.mr-banks.net) ● Publication in Scientific Journal ● Scientific Conferences ● Project Website (www.bee-path.net) ● Educational Materials (Spot & Applets) ● Open Data & Open Code ● Workshops ● Talks in Public Places (Libraries & Museums) ● Publication in Scientific Journal ● Scientific Conferences
  • 19. If everything else fails against engagement problem just try... Pop-up Experiments!
  • 20. A few things to discuss... ● Scientifc engagement problem: – Big efort vs Low (Professional) recognition ● Timescales problem: – Pop Up (short and festive) vs Scientifc Method (long and painful) ● Coordination “problem”: – Truly multidisciplinar approach (Science + Tech + Public + …) ● Engage further the citizens on equal terms? – Pros vs Amateurs mariogutierrezroig@ub.edu osagarra@ub.edu (@usagarra)

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