Citizen Science Terminology Matters: Exploring Key Terms

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Much can be at stake depending on the choice of words used to describe citizen science, because termi-nology impacts how knowledge is developed. Citizen science is a quickly evolving field that is mobilizing people’s involvement in information development, social action and justice, and large-scale information gathering. Currently, a wide variety of terms and expressions are being used to refer to the concept of ‘citizen science’ and its practitioners. Here, we explore these terms to help…