Introduction to Crowdsourcing in Research: Overview of Processes and Discussion on Benefits and Concerns

Workshop | September 16 | 1-3 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Room 371

 Kate Beck, Progam Lead, UC Berkeley SafeTREC

 Safe Transportation Research & Education Center

Crowdsourcing is a method increasingly used in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research. However, many researchers remain unclear about what this method is, when it may be appropriate to use, and how it could be implemented. Please join Kate Beck, Program Lead at UC Berkeley's Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC), to learn more about this research method.

In addition to providing a brief overview of both the method and the Street Story project for which SafeTREC is currently using crowdsourcing, Kate will help attendees understand potential benefits and discuss common concerns. A significant portion of the meeting will be dedicated to an open discussion so you can ask and learn about the specific topics that interest you the most.