عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Working the crowd for forensic research: A review of contributor motivation and recruitment strategies used in crowdsourcing and crowdfunding for scientific research
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
کارکردن جمعیتی برای تحقیقات پزشکی قانونی: مروری بر انگیزه مشارکت کنندگان و استراتژی های استخدام مورد استفاده در منابع عمومی و سرمایه گذاری جمعی برای تحقیقات علمی
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Forensic Science International: Synergy, 2 (2020) 173-182. doi:10.1016/j.fsisyn.2020.05.002
Rebecca Parrick , Brendan Chapman *
Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding have been successfully used in a range of scientific disciplines and
present opportunities for forensic researchers to draw on the power of large numbers of people to
contribute to research projects through participation or by providing an alternative source of funding.
This review aimed to examine whether contributors to crowd science and crowdfunding for scientific
research are motivated to participate or provide financial support by the same factors, and to examine
recruitment strategies in an attempt to identify a potential crowd for forensic researchers to approach.
There was found to be limited research into crowdfunding for scientific research that addressed the
motivations of contributors or recruitment strategies used, and no conclusions could be made. There is a
need to overcome low response rates and high attrition over the lifetime of a crowd science project or
crowdfunding appeal. It is necessary to target a large number of people who are interested in the subject
studied and who want to make a difference in some way and contribute to science. True crime podcast
audiences are proposed as they present large numbers of listeners who are interested in forensic science,
criminal investigation or law enforcement. These audiences have been targeted for successful fundraising
efforts and invitations to participate in crowd activities previously. They should be considered by forensic
researchers who are looking to venture into crowdsourcing or crowdfunding for research projects.
Keywords: Crowdsourcing | Crowdfunding | Scientific research | Citizen science | True crime podcasts