In this survey, we're asking about relationships in PER. Who studied with whom as a graduate student, postdoc, or newcomer to the field? We're also interested in collaborations: who do community members cite as being interested in their development as researchers and community members?
We expect that it will take you about 5 minutes to fill out this survey. You are free to fill it out as many times as you wish, specifying different names and relationships each time. Your participation is completely voluntary, and you may decide not to submit this form, in which case we will not know that you were here. We plan to keep this data indefinitely, and occasionally present parts of it (aggregated or individually) in talks, papers, or posters. We also plan to connect this data to other measures of community membership, such as co-authorship on papers.
There are very minimal risks inherent in this study.￼ Some community members may feel that quantitative measures of centrality do not reflect their personal beliefs about their personal importance to the field, and may feel embarrassed or neglected. To minimize these risks, we will primarily report aggregate measures of network features, and minimize or downplay the roles of individual community members who do not appear central in our data sets.
There are some anticipated benefits to participation. PER community members in general will benefit from greater knowledge about the shape of the field; some members may find that quantitative measures of centrality are personally helpful in their careers. In the broader scientific community, results about the growth and development of an emerging field may help other emerging fields develop. You will not be compensated for your time, though you may enjoy reminiscing about the field.
If you have questions about this research project or your participation in it, please contact
Dr. Eleanor Sayre, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Committee for Research Involving Human Subjects (IRB) at Kansas State University (KSU) has reviewed this project. If you have questions, please contact the University Research Compliance Office (URCO) at email@example.com.