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Survey of Attitudes of Ecological Society of America (ESA) Members, April 2011

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Reiners, Derek (California Polytechnic State University)
  • Lockwood, Jeffrey (University of Wyoming)
  • Reiners, William (University of Wyoming)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
activism; environment; environmental attitudes; environmental impact; environmental policy; moral judgement; scientific research
  • Abstract

    This survey was conducted to measure the attitudes of Ecological Society of America (ESA) members. Respondents were asked about the type of ecological research they conduct, their methods of research, and their level of satisfaction with their work. Respondents were also questioned about what attributes and values that an ecologist ought to possess and what activities compromise scientific integrity. Finally, respondents were asked whether or not research and participation in public environmental issues can or should be purely objective and value-free. Demographic information includes age, gender, highest academic degree, and nature of employment.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: 21 percent.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2011-04
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Non-student, Ecological Society of America (ESA) members with United States email addresses. Smallest Geographic Unit: country
The sample frame was a comprehensive list of 6,083 non-student ESA members with US-based email addresses. The survey was sent to the entire list.
Collection Mode
  • web-based survey

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 34684 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR34684.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Reiners, Derek; Lockwood, Jeffrey; Reiners, William (2013): Survey of Attitudes of Ecological Society of America (ESA) Members, April 2011. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.