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Crowdsourced data may inaccurately represent some population groups

12:00 EDT 22 Jun 2017 | Medical Xpress

While crowdsourcing, a practice that enables study participants to submit data electronically, has grown in use for health and medical research, a study led by UC San Francisco comparing the online approach to a standard telephone survey has found that certain crowdsourced groups are either over- or underrepresented by age, race/ethnicity, education and physical activity.

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