CSCW 2016
Conference paper

Toward a typology of participation in crowdwork

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This workshop aims to examine and categorize types of participation within crowdwork in areas such as crowdsourced policymaking, crisis management, citizen science and paid crowdwork. In our previous workshops we have looked into the essence of crowds, including the crowd members' identities, their roles and motivations. One of the motivating factors is to participate in a community, contributing to a collective goal. Therefore it is important to examine how community and interdependence is supported or discouraged in crowdwork, and how belonging, status and agency are negotiated in this process. The workshop examines this participatory process of crowdwork, focusing on relations and power dynamics within and beyond the crowds, and we welcome researchers from a diversity of disciplines and perspectives to formulate a typology of participation in crowdwork.