A Web-based Tool for Participatory Science Learning in the Context of Human Psychology Research

We describe an online citizen science platform for human brain and behavior research that uses a participatory science learning approach to engage learners in the full spectrum of scientific inquiry. Building on an open science philosophy, it features a collaborative study design environment comprising an experiment builder, a database of validated tasks and surveys, and a public-facing study page; a peer review center where students are able to engage with and reflect on studies designed by peers from their own schools and schools around the globe; and GDPR-compliant data collection, data management, and data visualization and interpretation functionality. We describe student-initiated research generated during the COVID-19 pandemic to illustrate how the platform supports student-teacher-scientist community partnerships for participatory learning in authentic inquiry.

Dikker, S., Yetman-Michaelson, L. & Matuk, C. (2022). A web-based tool for participatory science learning in the context of human psychology research. In Proceedings of the Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, The International Society for the Learning Sciences.