Research and Evaluation Resources

Below you’ll find valuable resources for conducting research and evaluation in citizen science, hand picked by the Research and Evaluation Working Group (last updated 2018).

Evaluation resources

Social science research papers we recommend, by topic

Foundations of the field of citizen science

Learning outcomes, broadly


Behavior change



Community-based outcomes

Designing for citizen science: best practices

Designing for online communities

Designing for inclusivity; DEI

Designing for data quality

Designing for youth

Broader perspectives from related fields