Introduction:This study aims to collect information about how and why science researchers conduct public outreach, and how this correlates with the experience or expectations of other parties associated with the activity (e.g. audience members, funders, science organisations). This is part of a larger research project aimed at understanding and assessing scientist-led science communication. This research is funded and led by the Science in Context research group at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Confidentiality: All data obtained from participants will be kept confidential and will only be reported in a non-attributable form. All questionnaires will be concealed, and no-one other than then primary investigator and approved assistant researchers will have access to them. Data collected on-line will be stored in the HIPPA-compliant, Qualtrics-secure database until it is deleted by the primary investigator. All written material will be kept in a locked file, and electronic information kept in a password-protected area, restricted only to the investigators. Primary data will be destroyed at the conclusion of the research. This survey has received ethical approval from Victoria University of Wellington.
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