Capturing the Forest or the Trees: Designing for Granularity in Data Crowdsourcing

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2020-01-07
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Murphy, Ryan
Parsons, Jeff
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Crowdsourcing is a method of completing a task by engaging a large group of heterogeneous contributors. Data crowdsourcing is crowdsourcing of data collection. In this paper, we demonstrate how data crowdsourcing projects can be differentiated along five dimensions: (1) the extent to which tasks are well-defined; (2) the duration of the task; (3) the type of value generated by the consumers of crowdsourcing data; (4) the variety of contribution allowed when completing the task; and (5) the relative value of each contribution. We argue that the quality of information created by a crowd depends on the granularity of contributions contributors are able to make. Finally, we propose a set of principles for designing crowdsourcing system to align the level of granularity of contributions with project objectives.
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Design and Development of Collaboration Technologies, conceptual modeling, crowdsourcing, data, granularity
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10 pages
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Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
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