Citizen Science & SciStarter Experience
Please be sure to sign up for SciStarter, complete your ScIStarter profile and look at your SciStarter Dashboard before you complete this survey. There are several questions in this survey that pertain to your profile and dashboard. https://scistarter.com/dashboard
Email address *
SciStarter username or email used to create SciStarter account?
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Citizen Science Project Experience
How did you first learn about citizen science? *
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Why are you interested in contributing to citizen science?
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Have you ever participated in a citizen science project, and if so, do you recall which one? *
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Have you participated in more than one citizen science project? If so, how many? *
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Where do you currently find citizen science projects to participate in, if anywhere? *
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What citizen science topics interest you? *
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When and where would you like to do citizen science projects?
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How frequently do you participate in citizen science projects? *
What factors influence whether or not you participate in a project? (i.e. location, tools, cost, etc). *
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What has been the best thing about your citizen science project experience so far?
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What were your expectations for your citizen science project experience, and how did reality reach or fall short of those expectations? *
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What would make your citizen science project experience better in the future? *
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Where did you first hear about SciStarter? *
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What motivated you to join SciStarter? *
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How do you currently use SciStarter? *
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When you signed up for SciStarter, did you sign up with... *
What features on SciStarter do you use the most? (i.e. project finder, calendar, event finder, messaging, etc.) *
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Did you experience any technical difficulties when signing up? *
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What information do you find useful or valuable on the home page? *
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What value do you get from your SciStarter account & account dashboard? *
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Do you find the information on the account dashboard to be relevant to your participation on SciStarter? Why/Why not? *
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Your SciStarter dashboard helps you track all of your contributions to projects and events. We will work with others who specialize in translating those informal experiences into something valuable to you. Which, if any, of the following would motivate you to engage in more projects or contribute more frequently to a project? *
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What would you change about the account dashboard, if anything? (i.e. would you add, remove, or change anything?) *
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Would you be interested in connecting with fellow volunteers through SciStarter? *
Would you be interested in connecting with scientists through SciStarter? *
Have you ever used the "my messages" feature to reach out to a project owner or volunteer? Why or why not? *
What profile information would you be comfortable sharing with other volunteers and project owners, if any? *
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What profile information have you purposefully left blank? Why?
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How often do you edit your profile information? *
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Are you comfortable sharing your first and last name during sign up? If no, why? *
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Do you bookmark projects? Why or why not? *
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Do you bookmark events? Why or why not? *
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How often do you share your SciStarter or Citizen Science Project experiences via social media? *
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Other than social media, what other ways, if any, do you share your citizen science project experience with others? *
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How do you typically search for a project or event? *
What filters do you use when searching for a project or event, if any? *
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Have you joined a project via SciStarter? If yes, what was your experience like? If no, was there anything that deterred you? *
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If you've joined a project via SciStarter, did you join the project by clicking on the join project button or the URL in the project description. Why? *
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Have you used the event finder on SciStarter? If yes, what was your experience like? If no, why not?
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Have you used the calendar on SciStarter? If yes, what was your experience like? If no, why not?
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Have you ever run into any technical issues on the site? If so, what were they? *
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What do you enjoy most about SciStarter? *
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Name one improvement you'd like to make to the site, if any. *
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Additional Information
Which of the following have you been to? Select all that apply. *
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Are there other science-related activities you participate in? *
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How did you discover those opportunities? *
Where do you currently get your science news? *
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Which, if any, of the following do you subscribe to, read, listen to or watch at least a once a month? *
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Would you be interested in a free resource that 1) alerts you to when a scientist needs your help "here and now," 2) helps you find other local opportunities to engage in science (science festivals, science policy-related public forums, citizen science projects, related events and related science news), and 3) helps track your participation/contributions to such activities? *
What technology would you prefer to use to be notified about opportunities to engage in science? *
What social media platform do you use most frequently (once a week or more)? *
Are there other suggestions or questions you'd like to share with us? *
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