Date of Award
Master of Science
Utilization of Public Participation with Geographic Information Sciences is a method intended to document the locations and spread of poisonous, invasive Giant Hogweed in Latvia. To reach students in an international setting, a website and tutorials trained participants about the characteristics and dangers of the plant, GPS concepts, and the data collection process. To ensure safe and accurate data collection, students were tested on their mastery of educational materials, evaluated on their ability to collect data in the field, and were questioned about their experience with the project. The results determined that students who take the online tutorial become better research partners, while also exploring issues with the educational and instructional components and overall flow of the project.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Almond, Rebecca Leigh, "Online Education of Public Participants in the Data Collection Process for the Monitoring of Giant Hogweed in Latvia" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 306.