People's Science

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The term People's Science is used in the context of Dialogic Design Science. Its use aims to emphasize the fact t

One is expected to ask questions like:

  • Whose interests are served
  • Who provide the raw research data and/or materials
  • Who or which groups reap the benefits

In the context of Dialogic Design Science, the 'experts' are the actual, authentic stakeholders and not some external players. In short, it a science of the people, by the people and for the people.


Benjamin, R. (2013). People's science: Bodies and rights on the stem cell frontier. Stanford University Press.