Advice and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Citizen-Science Environmental Health Assessments
AbstractCitizen science provides quantitative results to support environmental health assessments (EHAs), but standardized approaches do not currently exist to translate findings into actionable solutions. The emergence of low-cost portable sensor technologies and proliferation of publicly available datasets provides unparalleled access to supporting evidence; yet data collection, analysis, interpretation, visualization, and communication are subjective approaches that must be tailored to a decision-making audience capable of improving environmental health. A decade of collaborative efforts and two citizen science projects contributed to three lessons learned and a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that address the complexities of environmental health and interpersonal relations often encountered in citizen science EHAs. Each project followed a structured step-by-step process in order to compare and contrast methods and approaches. These lessons and FAQs provide advice to translate citizen science research into actionable solutions in the context of a diverse range of environmental health issues and local stakeholders. View Full-Text
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Barzyk, T.M.; Huang, H.; Williams, R.; Kaufman, A.; Essoka, J. Advice and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Citizen-Science Environmental Health Assessments. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 960.
Barzyk TM, Huang H, Williams R, Kaufman A, Essoka J. Advice and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Citizen-Science Environmental Health Assessments. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(5):960.Chicago/Turabian Style
Barzyk, Timothy M.; Huang, Hongtai; Williams, Ronald; Kaufman, Amanda; Essoka, Jonathan. 2018. "Advice and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Citizen-Science Environmental Health Assessments." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 15, no. 5: 960.
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