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Data validation in citizen science: a case study from Project FeederWatch

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David N. Bonter, Caren B. Cooper

This article reviews a data validation protocol for Project Feederwatch of the Cornell lab of Ornnithology. Abstract To become more widely accepted as a valuable research tool, citizen-science projects must find ways to ensure that data gathered by large numbers of people with varying levels of expertise are of consistently high quality. Here, we d ...

DOI: 10.1890/110273

Last Update: 2012

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This article reviews a data validation protocol for Project Feederwatch of the Cornell lab of Ornnithology. Abstract To become more widely accepted as a valuable research tool, citizen-science projects must find ways to ensure that data gathered by large numbers of people with varying levels of expertise are of consistently high quality. Here, we describe a data validation protocol developed for Project FeederWatch, a continent-wide bird monitoring program that is designed to increase researchers’ and participants’ confidence in the data being collected.

Contact person: David N. Bonter
Contact e-mail: dnb23@cornell.edu
Contact institute: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
URL(s): https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1890/110273

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