Volume II-3/W5
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-3/W5, 325-331, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-II-3-W5-325-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-3/W5, 325-331, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-II-3-W5-325-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  20 Aug 2015

20 Aug 2015

PITFALLS AND POTENTIALS OF CROWD SCIENCE: A META-ANALYSIS OF CONTEXTUAL INFLUENCES

A. Klippel, K. Sparks, and J. O. Wallgrün A. Klippel et al.
  • Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania, USA

Keywords: Crowd Science, Language, Methods, Evaluation

Abstract. 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.