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Citizen science and other participatory approaches

SEI York has a long history of engaging people in our research: at a range of scales, geographic locations, and involving a variety of research topics, using methods including citizen science, participatory mapping, social network mapping, participatory modelling, and participatory rural appraisal.

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The centre is closely involved with SEI’s engagement and communications activities to undertake extensive and intensive partnership building, networking, and dissemination of our research across a wide variety of audiences around the world including policy-makers, private and third sector actors, the academy and local communities.

It uses participatory research approaches (including citizen science) which specifically aim to incorporate the target stakeholders for our research outcomes into the process of research design and implementation with the purpose of increasing knowledge exchange benefits and uptake of results.