In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami, citizens used various radiation measurement instruments. This article explores how the study of these devices can contribute to the understanding of citizen science.
Citizen science generates bidirectional communication, leading to an improvement in the scientific literacy of the people involved.
Citizen science is in a process of consolidation, with a wide variety of practices and perspectives. Social sciences and humanities occupy a small space despite the obvious social dimension of citizen science. In this sense, citizen social science can enrich the concept of citizen science