It’s obvious that it’s conference season again for me, because here I am posting twice to my website in less than a week. I just noticed that the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) snapped a candid shot of me last Wednesday at the 2016 NC State Graduate Student Research Symposium, so I thought I’d share some of that work.
My poster shares some preliminary findings from an ongoing ethnographic case study I’m conducting with a team of biologists. In the traditional model of scientific communication, scientists communicate with the public after publishing their results (like in my previous post where a few news sources wrote about my just-published study). This team is developing a journal manuscript based in part on data collected by citizen scientists, and so one question I’m asking is how communicating with the public while conducting a study might impact how scientists write about their study for other scientists (i.e. in a journal article). In a nutshell, does citizen science change how scientists write for other scientists?