Technologies for citizen inquiry: participatory research in online communities

Aristeidou, Maria; Sharples, Mike and Scanlon, Eileen (2021). Technologies for citizen inquiry: participatory research in online communities. In: Burns, Danny; Howard, Joanna and Ospina, Sonia M. eds. The SAGE Handbook of Participatory Research and Enquiry. London: SAGE Publications, (In press).

Abstract

Citizen inquiry combines citizen science with inquiry-based learning. It opens up the processes of science by engaging members of the public in carrying out scientific studies to explore themselves, their community and their environment. It is an action research method where those taking part are empowered to act as scientists and, in the process, learn skills of disciplined scientific investigation. The investigations may be carried out at a small scale in a classroom or local community, or they may be supported by web-based technology to run at large scale.

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