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2018 Survey of Canadian Scientists

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Besley, John (Michigan State University, Department of Advertising and Public Relations)
Publication Date
2019-01-01
Free Keywords
science communication; public engagement; survey; communication tactics; theory of planned behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    This project was designed to assess Canadian scientists overall views about public engagement in the context of science communication choices about specific tactics they might consider using as part of their engagement efforts. The survey includes random assignment so that respondents were either asked about engagement goals, objectives, and tactics in the context of either regular face-to-face engagement or protest-specific engagement. Michigan State IRB #x17-1485e.
  • Weighting

    None.
  • Technical Information

    Response Rates: The initial population included 6,984 email addresses of which 214 were returned as undeliverable. In the end, after four emails between December 2017 and January 2018 (with a break over the Christmas holidays), 1,141 scientists completed the survey for a response rate of 17 percent.
  • Technical Information

    Presence of Common Scales: See survey.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2017-12-01 / 2018-01-30
    Collection Date(s): Fri Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2017--Tue Jan 30 00:00:00 EST 2018 (December 2017 to January 2018)
Geographic Coverage
  • Canada
Sampled Universe
The population for the project consisted of scientists from 20 Canadian research universities who were listed in the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) recipient database as having received a “Discovery Grant” between 2012 and 2017. The universities were selected either because they were among the largest research universities or to ensure that each province was represented.Smallest Geographic Unit: Provinces
Sampling
The project used an attempted census of a defined population. The population for the project consisted of scientists from 20 Canadian research universities who were listed in the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) recipient database as having received a “Discovery Grant” between 2012 and 2017. The universities were selected either because they were among the largest research universities or to ensure that each province was represented. Two research assistants manually searched online websites for email addresses for respondents in the database. The initial population included 6,984 email addresses of which 214 were returned as undeliverable. 
Collection Mode
  • web-based survey~~

Availability
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Update Metadata: 2019-09-10 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-09-10

Besley, John (2019): 2018 Survey of Canadian Scientists. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.3886/E111575