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Short paper on value-based citizen science participation is published

Value Scenario

Value Scenario
Image Credit: Peter Sörries

News from Aug 15, 2023

We are pleased to announce that our paper "Foregrounding Values through Public Participation: Eliciting Values of Citizens in the Context of Mobility Data Donation" by Peter Sörries, Daniel Franzen, Markus Sperl, and Claudia Müller-Birn) was published in the Proceedings of the Mensch und Computer 2023 (MuC ’23), September 3–6, 2023, Rapperswil, Switzerland.

Abstract

Citizen science (CS) projects are conducted with interested volunteers and have already shown promise for large-scale scientific research. However, CS tends to cultivate the sharing of large amounts of data. Towards this, our research aims to understand better citizens‘ potential privacy concerns in such participation formats. We, therefore, investigate how meaningful public participation can be facilitated to foreground citizens‘ values regarding mobility data donation in CS. In this regard, we developed a two-step method: (1) a workshop concept for participatory value elicitation and (2) an analysis procedure to examine the empirical data collected systematically. Our findings based on three workshops provide new directions for improving data donation practices in CS.

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