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Improving Productivity in Citizen Science Through Controlled Intervention

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWWW '15 Companion Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherACM
Pages331-337
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3473-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2015
Event24th International Conference on World Wide Web - Florence, Italy
Duration: 18 May 201522 May 2015
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Conference

Conference24th International Conference on World Wide Web
Abbreviated titleWWW 2015
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period18/05/1522/05/15
Internet address

Abstract

The majority of volunteers participating in citizen science projects perform only a few tasks each before leaving the system. We designed an intervention strategy to reduce disengagement in 16 different citizen science projects. Targeted users who had left the system received emails that directly addressed motivational factors that affect their engagement. Results show that participants receiving the emails were significantly more likely to return to productive activity when compared to a control group.

Event

24th International Conference on World Wide Web

18/05/1522/05/15

Florence, Italy

Event: Conference

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