Buckets of Resistance: Standards and the Effectiveness of Citizen Science

TitleBuckets of Resistance: Standards and the Effectiveness of Citizen Science
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsOttinger, G
JournalScience, Technology & Human Values
Volume35
Issue2
Pagination244-270
Date Published03/2010
Publication Languageeng
AbstractIn light of arguments that citizen science has the potential to make environmental knowledge and policy more robust and democratic, this article inquires into the factors that shape the ability of citizen science to actually influence scientists and decision makers. Using the case of community-based air toxics monitoring with ‘‘buckets,’’ it argues that citizen science’s effectiveness is significantly influenced by standards and standardized practices.
URLhttp://sth.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/35/2/244
DOI10.1177/0162243909337121
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