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Science Teams' Effective Practices

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Settles, Isis (University of Michigan)
  • Brassel, Sheila (University of Michigan)
Publication Date
2019-01-02
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
    • Award Number: SES-1449466
Free Keywords
Diversity; Science Teams; Climate; Authorship; Data Sharing; Satisfaction
Description
  • Abstract

    The Science Teams and Effective Practices (NSF-STEP) Study examines how demographic and scientific diversity at both the individual and the team level affects the practices of environmental scientists and their teams. Data from individuals in environmental science were collected in 2017. We identified potential participants and teams from the awards database of three National Science Foundation interdisciplinary environmental science funding programs. As the database only reports contact information for project Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PIs), we requested that the project PIs provide contact information for all team members (e.g., graduate student research assistants, post-docs, technicians, etc.) whom we then invited to participate in an online survey via email. The larger study examined team practices around authorship, mentoring, and data sharing. The present dataset includes composites of individual and team diversity, perceptions of the team climate, general satisfaction on the team, satisfaction with authorship on the team, and the frequency of data sharing on the team.
  • Weighting

    no weights used
  • Technical Information

    Response Rates: We invited 1,727 individuals working on NSF-funded environmental science research teams to participate. Our final sample was 266 participants (15.5% of our contacted sample).
  • Technical Information

    Presence of Common Scales: Several Likert-type scales were used, including:

    Colquitt, A. (2001). On the dimensionality of organizational justice: A construct validation of a measure. Journal of Applied Psychology, 86(3), 386-400.

    Pugh, S.D., Dietz, J., Brief, A. P., & Wiley, J. W. (2008). Looking inside and out: The impact of employee and community demographic composition on organizational diversity climate. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93(6), 1422-1428.

    Carson, J. B., Tesluk, P. E., & Maronne, J. A. (2007). Shared leadership in teams: An investigation of antecedent conditions and performance. The Academy of Management Journal, 50(5), 1214-1234.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2017-05-01 / 2017-08-31
    Time Period: Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017--Thu Aug 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017 (Summer 2017)
  • 2017-05-01 / 2017-05-31
    Collection Date(s): Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017--Wed May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017 (Summer 2017)
Geographic Coverage
  • United States of America
Sampled Universe
Researchers on NSF-funded interdisciplinary environmental science research teamsSmallest Geographic Unit: none
Sampling
We contacted all principal investigators from 3 NSF interdisciplinary environmental science research funding programs, who then provided contact information for members of their teams.
Collection Mode
  • web-based survey~~

    The survey was administered online via Qualtrics

Availability
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Update Metadata: 2019-06-26 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-06-26

Settles, Isis; Brassel, Sheila (2019): Science Teams' Effective Practices. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E105622V1