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is cool, and I'm curious to see if there's such a thing for outside of the sciences.

Are any of you familiar with any groups that support , or scholarly work and conduct among persons outside of ?

@lnxw48a1 @arturovm @bthall it's the future! math is the only thing! there is no more room for qualitative analysis!

@arturovm "Citizen science (CS; also known as community science, crowd science, crowd-sourced science, civic science, volunteer monitoring, or networked science) is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur (or nonprofessional) scientists." [Wikipedia article]

@bthall There's some pretty incredible historians (with and without university backgrounds) in the SCA - mainly focused on histories of materials, objects or processes, but sometimes outside of that too.

And a lot of community teaching goes on in all sorts of areas, often out of sheer necessity - the skills in demand among members often aren't taught by any formal institutions, so the community has to teach one another.

@PonderingCreek No I hadn't; I'm quite new to looking into CS, but I've been curious about the matter of inquiry along the laity for a while. 😊 I'll check this out once I get to campus. 💌

@bthall Not quite sure if this is what you are looking for, but Zooniverse has a number of project outside of the sciences: arts, literature, history, social sciences... zooniverse.org/projects

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