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Citizen science, also referred to as community science, uses crowdsourcing to solve real-world problems by involving public participation in scientific research. While some citizen science projects require experience in a scientific discipline, the majority do not and can be contributed to by anyone. Citizen scientists contribute to projects by engaging in such activities as answering questions, taking pictures, cataloguing or analyzing images, transcribing historical documents, or playing computer games that measure perceptual processes.

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