Just Good Enough Data and Citizen Sensing

Gabrys, Jennifer and Pritchard, Helen. 2017. Just Good Enough Data and Citizen Sensing. In: Claudia Göbel; Gaia Agnello and Katrin Vohland, eds. European Stakeholder Round Table on Citizen and DIY Science and Responsible Research and Innovation. Doing-it-Together Science Report. Berlin: European Citizen Science Association (ECSA), pp. 7-8. [Book Section]

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In this paper we address “Just good enough data” ,a phrase and concept that we use to address issues of accuracy in relation to citizen-collected data, and to expand the types of uses that might accompany these new types of data. “Just good enough data” draws attention to attempts to counter the reliance on high levels of measurement accuracy as the sole criterion by which data are evaluated. What different practices emerge when environmental data are engaged with in a more indicative register? What do these practices enable? And what other relations, connections and points of focus might “just good enough data” generate?

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Under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013), ERC Grant Agreement #313347, "Citizen Sensing and Environmental Practice: Assessing Participatory Engagements with Environments through Sensor Technologies."

This report has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 709433


Citizen-collected data, Accuracy

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22 Nov 2018 10:00

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29 Apr 2020 17:00



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