Pitfalls and potentials of crowd science: A meta-analysis of contextual influences

A. Klippel, K. Sparks, J. O. Wallgrün

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Crowd science is becoming an integral part of research in many disciplines. The research discussed in this paper lies at the intersection of spatial and behavioral sciences, two of the greatest beneficiaries of crowd science. As a young methodological development, crowd science needs attention from the perspective of a rigorous evaluation of the data collected to explore potentials as well as limitations (pitfalls). Our research has addressed a variety of contextual effects on the validity of crowdsourced data such as cultural, linguistic, regional, as well as methodological differences that we will discuss here in light of semantics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-331
Number of pages7
JournalISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Issue number3W5
StatePublished - Aug 19 2015
EventISPRS Geospatial Week 2015 - La Grande Motte, France
Duration: Sep 28 2015Oct 3 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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