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HF280

Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology URSSA Survey since 2006

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Overview

  • Lead: Aaron Ellison
  • Investigators: Manisha Patel, Andrew McDevitt
  • Contact: Aaron Ellison
  • Start date: 2006
  • End date: 2015
  • Status: ongoing
  • Location: Harvard Forest
  • Latitude: +42.53
  • Longitude: -72.19
  • Elevation: 340 meter
  • Taxa: Homo sapiens (human)
  • Release date: 2016
  • Revisions:
  • EML file: knb-lter-hfr.280.2
  • DOI: digital object identifier
  • Related links:
  • Study type: long-term measurement
  • Research topic: historical and retrospective studies
  • LTER core area: disturbance
  • Keywords: education, surveys
  • Abstract:

    Program Context

    Since its inception in 1985, when a single undergraduate worked on a study of old-growth forests, the Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology (HF-SRPE) has developed into a thriving and well-coordinated program that is central to the educational and research mission of the biological field station. With core support since 1993 from a succession of NSF REU Site awards and NSF REU supplements, and with additional funding from Harvard University, HF-SRPE has grown to support 20-30 undergraduate students annually. Students are mentored by principle investigators and senior scientists in conducting research in ecology, soil science, paleoecology, wildlife biology, conservation biology, and atmospheric sciences.

    The research conducted by our HF-SRPE students contributes substantially to long-term scientific investigations supported by NSF’s Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) and National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), NASA Earth System Science Pathfinder (ESSP) – Earth Ventures (EV) programs, The Smithsonian Institution’s ForestGEO network of plots, and Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Institute for Global Environmental Change (NIGEC). The overarching objectives of the program are to: enhance the ability of students to undertake high-quality interdisciplinary research; build teams of researchers in which students bring different strengths to the table, collaborate on cutting-edge projects, and find their own intellectual “voice”; encourage students to link fundamental and applied issues in their research; and cultivate the next generation of ecological scientists and educators that reflects the diversity of backgrounds and experiences of students in the United States.

    Problem Statement

    Starting in 2005 the National Science Foundation (NSF), as one of the largest funders of undergraduate research programs, began emphasizing the use of project evaluations to both qualitatively and quantitatively measure the success of REU programs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplements and Sites: Program Solicitation NSF 05-592, 2005). One objective of this initiative, reaffirmed by the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, is to track the success and outcomes of REU participants. Section 514 of this Act requires that “student participants are tracked, for employment and continued matriculation in STEM fields, through receipt of the undergraduate degree and for at least 3 years thereafter”. Beginning in 2010, there was an initiative among BIO REU programs to use a standard assessment tool to measure learning gains based on student participation in REU programs. The Undergraduate Research Student Self-Assessment (URSSA) was selected and, and although not required, this assessment instrument was recommended as a standardized comparison tool.

  • Methods:

    Each year, assessment directions are sent out to the Primary Investigators of BIO REU programs. The survey is run through SALG.org in which programs can send out anonymous survey links to REU participants. Each year there are 26 core questions asked of all REU participants with the option for individual programs to choose from over 120 other questions pertaining to their student’s experience. Also included through this site is the ability for programs to create custom questions if there is additional information that they would like to collect.

    Specific questions asked each year are included in the data table section. In 2015, HF-SRPE made a shift towards a revised assessment protocol and drastically reduced the number of questions asked during the URSSA survey. Many of these questions were either duplicative or seen as uninformative and were therefore eliminated in an effort to reduce survey fatigue.

    To ensure confidentiality of participant responses, all open-ended responses have been removed from this dataset.

  • Use:

    This dataset is released to the public under Creative Commons license CC BY (Attribution). Please keep the designated contact person informed of any plans to use the dataset. Consultation or collaboration with the original investigators is strongly encouraged. Publications and data products that make use of the dataset must include proper acknowledgement.

  • Citation:

    Ellison A. 2016. Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology URSSA Survey since 2006. Harvard Forest Data Archive: HF280.

Detailed Metadata

hf280-01: REU survey questions, 2010

  1. question.code: question codes as they appear in data file hf280-02-REU-survey-answers-2010.csv
  2. question.text: survey questions that correspond to each question.code
  3. question.type: type of survey question
  4. code.1: value for each survey question when answer=1
  5. code.2: value for each survey question when answer=2
  6. code.3: value for each survey question when answer=3
  7. code.4: value for each survey question when answer=4
  8. code.5: value for each survey question when answer=5
  9. code.9: value for each survey question when answer=9

hf280-02: REU survey answers, 2010

  1. student: unique identifier randomly assigned to participants
  2. question1.1: What year are you in college?
    • 1: Freshman/rising sophomore
    • 2: Sophomore/rising junior
    • 3: Junior/rising senior
    • 4: Senior
    • 5: Other
  3. question3.2: On average, how many hours per week did you spend communicating with your research mentor(s) (e.g. email, phone, face-to-face)?
    • 1: none
    • 2: 1 hour
    • 3: 2 hours
    • 4: 3 hours
    • 5: 4 or more hours
  4. question4.1: The housing and living situation met my needs
    • 1: no
    • 2: yes
    • 9: not applicable
  5. question4.2: The quality, quantity, and variety of food met my needs
    • 1: no
    • 2: yes
    • 9: not applicable
  6. question4.3: The proctors were helpful and made the summer more enjoyable
    • 1: no
    • 2: yes
    • 9: not applicable
  7. question5.1: How much did you GAIN in the following areas as a result of your most recent research experience? Analyzing data for patterns
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  8. question5.2: Figuring out the next step in a research project
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  9. question5.3: Problem-solving in general
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  10. question5.4: Formulating a research question that could be answered with data
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  11. question5.5: Identifying limitations of research methods and designs
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  12. question5.6: Understanding the theory and concepts guiding my research project
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  13. question5.7: Understanding the connections among scientific disciplines
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  14. question5.8: Understanding the relevance of research to my coursework
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  15. question6.1: How much did you GAIN in the following areas as a result of your most recent research experience? Confidence in my ability to contribute to science
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  16. question6.2: Comfort in discussing scientific concepts with others
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  17. question6.3: Comfort in working collaboratively with others
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  18. question6.4: Confidence in my ability to do well in future science courses
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  19. question6.5: Ability to work independently
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  20. question6.6: Developing patience with the slow pace of research
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  21. question6.7: Understanding what everyday research work is like
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  22. question6.8: Taking greater care in conducting procedures in the lab or field
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  23. question7.1: How much did you GAIN in the following areas as a result of your most recent research experience? Writing scientific reports or papers
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  24. question7.2: Making oral presentations
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  25. question7.3: Defending an argument when asked questions
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  26. question7.4: HExplaining my project to people outside my field
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  27. question7.5: Preparing a scientific poster
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  28. question7.6: Keeping a detailed lab notebook
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  29. question7.7: Conducting observations in the lab or field
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  30. question7.8: Using statistics to analyze data
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  31. question7.9: Calibrating instruments needed for measurement
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  32. question7.10: Working with computers
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  33. question7.11: Understanding journal articles
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  34. question7.12: Conducting database or internet searches
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  35. question7.13: Managing my time
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  36. question8.1: During your research experience HOW MUCH did you: Engage in real-world science research?
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  37. question8.2: Feel like a scientist?
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  38. question8.3: Think creatively about the project?
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  39. question8.4: Try out new ideas or procedures on your own?
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  40. question8.5: Feel responsible for the project?
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  41. question8.6: Work extra hours because you were excited about the research?
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  42. question8.7: Interact with scientists from outside your school?
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  43. question8.8: Feel a part of a scientific community?
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  44. question9.1: Please rate the following: My working relationship with my research mentor
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  45. question9.2: My working relationship with research group members
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  46. question9.3: The amount of time I spent doing meaningful research
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  47. question9.4: The amount of time I spent with my research mentor
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  48. question9.5: The advice my research mentor provided about careers or graduate school
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  49. question9.6: The research experience overall
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  50. question10.1: As part of my most recent research experience... I presented a talk or poster to other students or faculty
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  51. question10.2: I presented a talk or poster at a professional conference
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  52. question10.3: I attended a conference
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  53. question10.4: I wrote or co-wrote a paper that was published in an academic journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  54. question10.5: I wrote or co-wrote a paper that was published in an undergraduate research journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  55. question10.6: I will present a talk or poster to other students and faculty undergraduate research journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  56. question10.7: I will present a talk or poster at a professional conference
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  57. question10.8: I will write or co-write a paper to be published in an academic journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  58. question10.9: I will write or co-write a paper to be published in an undergraduate research journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  59. question10.10: I won an award or scholarship based on my research undergraduate research journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  60. question11.1: Rate how much you agree with the following statement: Doing research confirmed my interest in my field of study
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  61. question11.2: Doing research clarified for me which field of study I want to pursue
    • 1: Strongly Disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly Agree
  62. question11.3: My research experience has prepared me for advanced coursework or thesis work
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  63. question11.4: My research experience has prepared me for graduate school
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  64. question11.5: My research experience has prepared me for a job
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  65. question12.1: Compared to your intentions BEFORE doing research; HOW LIKELY ARE YOU NOW to: enroll in a Ph.D. program in science; mathematics or engineering?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  66. question12.2: enroll in a masters program in science, mathematics or engineering?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  67. question12.3: enroll in a combined M.D/Ph.D program
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  68. question12.4: enroll in medical or dental school?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  69. question12.5: enroll in a program to earn a different professional degree (i.e. law, veterinary medicine, etc.)?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  70. question12.6: pursue certification as a teacher?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  71. question12.7: work in a science lab?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  72. question15.1: How satisfied were you with the following aspects of the research program? The application process
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  73. question15.2: Information available to help me choose a research project
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  74. question15.3: Ease in locating a research mentor
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  75. question15.4: Ease in securing a research position
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  76. question15.5: Lab or field equipment
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  77. question15.6: Support and guidance from program staff
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  78. question15.7: Support and guidance from my research mentor
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  79. question15.8: Support and guidance from other research group members
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  80. question15.9: Research group meetings
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  81. question15.10: Financial support
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  82. question15.11: Field trips
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  83. question15.12: Group social activities
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  84. question16.1: How MUCH did the following activities support your learning? Workshop(s)on science writing and presentation
    • 1: Did not do this activity
    • 2: Not at all
    • 3: A little
    • 4: A good amount
    • 5: A great deal
  85. question16.2: Training in library/internet/database search methods
    • 1: Did not do this activity
    • 2: Not at all
    • 3: A little
    • 4: A good amount
    • 5: A great deal
  86. question16.3: Safety training
    • 1: Did not do this activity
    • 2: Not at all
    • 3: A little
    • 4: A good amount
    • 5: A great deal
  87. question16.4: Ethics seminar(s)
    • 1: Did not do this activity
    • 2: Not at all
    • 3: A little
    • 4: A good amount
    • 5: A great deal
  88. question16.5: Training in human or animal subjects regulations
    • 1: Did not do this activity
    • 2: Not at all
    • 3: A little
    • 4: A good amount
    • 5: A great deal
  89. question17.1: How many times have you participated in SUMMER research?
    • 1: Never participated
    • 2: 1 summer
    • 3: 2 summers
    • 4: 3 summers
  90. question18.1: I WANTED TO DO RESEARCH TO: explore my interest in science
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  91. question18.2: gain hands-on experience in research
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  92. question18.3: clarify which field I wanted to study
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  93. question18.4: clarify whether graduate school would be a good choice for me
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  94. question18.5: clarify whether I wanted to pursue a science research career
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  95. question18.6: have a good intellectual challenge
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  96. question18.7: work more closely with a particular faculty member
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  97. question18.8: participate in a program with strong reputation
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  98. question18.9: get good letters of recommendation
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  99. question18.10: enhance my resume
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  100. question19.1: For your most recent research experience- how long did you do research?
    • 1: Part of academic year
    • 2: All of academic year
    • 3: During summer: 5 weeks or less
    • 4: Summer: 6-8 weeks
    • 5: Summer: 9 weeks or more
  101. question20.1: How many hours per week did you work at research-related activities in your most recent research experience?
    • 1: 1-5 hours
    • 2: 6-10 hours
    • 3: 11-15 hours
    • 4: 16-20 hours
    • 5: 21 or more hours
  102. question21.1: How important was the stipend or money you were paid in allowing you to do research?
    • 1: Not at all important
    • 2: Slightly important
    • 3: Important
    • 4: Very important
  103. question22.1: Were you a "visiting researcher" -- doing research away from your home institution?
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  104. question23.1: Are you an international student?
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  105. question25.1: What is your gender?
    • 1: Male
    • 2: Female
    • 3: Your choice label here...
  106. question26.1: What is your race? (choose all that apply) American Indian
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  107. question26.2: Asian
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  108. question26.3: Black or African American
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  109. question26.4: Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  110. question26.5: White
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  111. question26.6: Prefer not to disclose
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  112. question27.1: What is your ethnicity? Hispanic or Latino/Latina
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no

hf280-03: REU survey questions, 2011

  1. question.code: question codes as they appear in data file hf280-04-REU-survey-answers-2011.csv
  2. question.text: survey questions that correspond to each question.code
  3. question.type: type of survey question
  4. code.1: value for each survey question when answer=1
  5. code.2: value for each survey question when answer=2
  6. code.3: value for each survey question when answer=3
  7. code.4: value for each survey question when answer=4
  8. code.5: value for each survey question when answer=5
  9. code.9: value for each survey question when answer=9

hf280-04: REU survey answers, 2011

  1. student: unique identifier randomly assigned to participants
  2. question1.1: How much did you GAIN in the following areas as a result of your most recent research experience? Analyzing data for patterns
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  3. question1.2: Figuring out the next step in a research project
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  4. question1.3: Problem-solving in general
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  5. question1.4: Formulating a research question that could be answered with data
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  6. question1.5: Identifying limitations of research methods and designs
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  7. question1.6: Understanding the theory and concepts guiding my research project
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  8. question1.7: Understanding the connections among scientific disciplines
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  9. question1.8: Understanding the relevance of research to my coursework
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  10. question2.1: How much did you GAIN in the following areas as a result of your most recent research experience? Confidence in my ability to contribute to science
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  11. question2.2: Comfort in discussing scientific concepts with others
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  12. question2.3: Comfort in working collaboratively with others
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  13. question2.4: Confidence in my ability to do well in future science courses
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  14. question2.5: Ability to work independently
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  15. question2.6: Developing patience with the slow pace of research
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  16. question2.7: Understanding what everyday research work is like
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  17. question2.8: Taking greater care in conducting procedures in the lab or field
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  18. question3.1: How much did you GAIN in the following areas as a result of your most recent research experience? Writing scientific reports or papers
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  19. question3.2: Making oral presentations
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  20. question3.3: Defending an argument when asked questions
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  21. question3.4: Explaining my project to people outside my field
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  22. question3.5: Preparing a scientific poster
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  23. question3.6: Keeping a detailed lab notebook
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  24. question3.7: Conducting observations in the lab or field
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  25. question3.8: Using statistics to analyze data
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  26. question3.9: Calibrating instruments needed for measurement
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  27. question3.10: Working with computers
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  28. question3.11: Understanding journal articles
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  29. question3.12: Conducting database or internet searches
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  30. question3.13: Managing my time
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  31. question4.1: During your research experience HOW MUCH did you: Engage in real-world science research
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  32. question4.2: Feel like a scientist
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  33. question4.3: Think creatively about the project
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  34. question4.4: Try out new ideas or procedures on your own
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  35. question4.5: Feel responsible for the project
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  36. question4.6: Work extra hours because you were excited about the research
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  37. question4.7: Interact with scientists from outside your school
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  38. question4.8: Feel a part of a scientific community
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  39. question5.1: Please rate the following: My working relationship with my research mentor
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  40. question5.2: My working relationship with research group members
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  41. question5.3: The amount of time I spent doing meaningful research
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  42. question5.4: The amount of time I spent with my research mentor
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  43. question5.5: The advice my research mentor provided about careers or graduate school
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  44. question5.6: The research experience overall
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  45. question6.1: As part of my most recent research experience... I presented a talk or poster to other students or faculty
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  46. question6.2: I presented a talk or poster at a professional conference
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  47. question6.3: I attended a conference
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  48. question6.4: I wrote or co-wrote a paper that was published in an academic journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  49. question6.5: I wrote or co-wrote a paper that was published in an undergraduate research journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  50. question6.6: I will present a talk or poster to other students and faculty
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  51. question6.7: I will present a talk or poster at a professional conference
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  52. question6.8: I will write or co-write a paper to be published in an academic journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  53. question6.9: I will write or co-write a paper to be published in an undergraduate research journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  54. question6.10: I won an award or scholarship based on my research
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  55. question7.1: Rate how much you agree with the following statements: Doing research confirmed my interest in my field of study
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  56. question7.2: Doing research clarified for me which field of study I want to pursue
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  57. question7.3: My research experience has prepared me for advanced coursework or thesis work
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  58. question7.4: My research experience has prepared me for graduate school
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  59. question7.5: My research experience has prepared me for a job
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  60. question8.1: Compared to your intentions BEFORE doing research- HOW LIKELY ARE YOU NOW to: enroll in a Ph.D. program in science, mathematics or engineering?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  61. question8.2: enroll in a masters program in science, mathematics or engineering?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  62. question8.3: enroll in a combined M.D/Ph.D program?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  63. question8.4: enroll in medical or dental school?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  64. question8.5: enroll in a program to earn a different professional degree (i.e. law, veterinary medicine, etc.)?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  65. question8.6: pursue certification as a teacher?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  66. question8.7: work in a science lab?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  67. question11.1: How satisfied were you with the following aspects of the research program? The application process
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  68. question11.2: Information available to help me choose a research project
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  69. question11.3: Lab or field equipment
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  70. question11.4: Support and guidance from program staff
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  71. question11.5: Support and guidance from my research mentor
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  72. question11.6: Support and guidance from other research group members
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  73. question11.7: Research group meetings
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  74. question11.8: Financial support
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  75. question11.9: Field trips
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  76. question11.10: Group social activities
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  77. question12.1: How MUCH did the following activities support your learning? Workshop(s)on science writing and presentation
    • 1: Did not do this activity
    • 2: Not at all
    • 3: A little
    • 4: A good amount
    • 5: A great deal
  78. question12.2: Safety training
    • 1: Did not do this activity
    • 2: Not at all
    • 3: A little
    • 4: A good amount
    • 5: A great deal
  79. question12.3: Ethics seminar(s)
    • 1: Did not do this activity
    • 2: Not at all
    • 3: A little
    • 4: A good amount
    • 5: A great deal
  80. question13.1: Were you required to get Institutional Review Board (IRB) certification to conduct research?
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Yes
    • 3: No
  81. question14.1: What year are you in college?
    • 1: Freshman/rising sophomore
    • 2: Sophomore/rising junior
    • 3: Junior/rising senior
    • 4: Senior
    • 5: Other
  82. question15.1: How did you find out about this research opportunity? I knew this institution offered research opportunities to undergraduates before coming here
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  83. question15.2: an academic advisor
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  84. question15.3: an announcement (flyer, poster, email, website, etc.)
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  85. question15.4: a presentation given by professors or students about their research
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  86. question16.1: I WANTED TO DO RESEARCH TO: explore my interest in science
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  87. question16.2: gain hands-on experience in research
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  88. question16.3: clarify which field I wanted to study
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  89. question16.4: clarify whether graduate school would be a good choice for me
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  90. question16.5: clarify whether I wanted to pursue a science research career
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  91. question16.6: have a good intellectual challenge
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  92. question16.7: work more closely with a particular faculty member
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  93. question16.8: participate in a program with strong reputation
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  94. question16.9: get good letters of recommendation
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  95. question16.10: enhance my resume
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  96. question17.1: How MUCH did the following program activities help clarify your career plans? Session(s) offered on graduate school programs or careers
    • 1: Did not do this activity
    • 2: Not at all
    • 3: A little
    • 4: A good amount
    • 5: A great deal
  97. question17.2: Field Trips
    • 1: Did not do this activity
    • 2: Not at all
    • 3: A little
    • 4: A good amount
    • 5: A great deal
  98. question18.1: How many semesters have you participated in ACADEMIC YEAR research?
    • 1: Never participated
    • 2: 1 semester
    • 3: 2 semesters
    • 4: 3 semesters
    • 5: 4 or more semesters
  99. question19.1: How many times have you participated in SUMMER research? (include this summer)
    • 1: Never participated
    • 2: 1 summer
    • 3: 2 summers
    • 4: 3 summers
    • 5: 4 or more summers
  100. question20.1: On average- how many hours per week did you spend talking with your most recent research mentor?
    • 1: none
    • 2: 1 hour
    • 3: 2 hours
    • 4: 3 hours
    • 5: 4 or more hours
  101. question21.1: How important was the stipend or money you were paid in selecting a summer research program?
    • 1: Not at all important
    • 2: Slightly important
    • 3: Important
    • 4: Very important
  102. question22.1: Are you an international student?
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  103. question24.1: What is your gender?
    • 1: Male
    • 2: Female
    • 3: Your choice label here...
  104. question25.1: What is your race? American Indian
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  105. question25.2: Asian
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  106. question25.3: Black or African American
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  107. question25.4: Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  108. question25.5: White
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  109. question26.1: What is your ethnicity? Hispanic or Latino/Latina
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no

hf280-05: REU survey questions, 2012

  1. question.code: question codes as they appear in data file hf280-01-REU-survey-answers-2012.csv
  2. question.text: survey questions that correspond to each question.code
  3. question.type: type of survey question
  4. code.1: value for each survey question when answer=1
  5. code.2: value for each survey question when answer=2
  6. code.3: value for each survey question when answer=3
  7. code.4: value for each survey question when answer=4
  8. code.5: value for each survey question when answer=5
  9. code.9: value for each survey question when answer=9

hf280-06: REU survey answers, 2012

  1. student: unique identifier randomly assigned to participants
  2. question1.1: How much did you GAIN in the following areas as a result of your most recent research experience? Analyzing data for patterns
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  3. question1.2: Figuring out the next step in a research project
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  4. question1.3: Problem-solving in general
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  5. question1.4: Formulating a research question that could be answered with data
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  6. question1.5: Identifying limitations of research methods and designs
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  7. question1.6: Understanding the theory and concepts guiding my research project
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  8. question1.7: Understanding the connections among scientific disciplines
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  9. question1.8: Understanding the relevance of research to my coursework
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  10. question2.1: How much did you GAIN in the following areas as a result of your most recent research experience? Confidence in my ability to contribute to science
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  11. question2.2: Comfort in discussing scientific concepts with others
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  12. question2.3: Comfort in working collaboratively with others
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  13. question2.4: Confidence in my ability to do well in future science courses
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  14. question2.5: Ability to work independently
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  15. question2.6: Developing patience with the slow pace of research
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  16. question2.7: Understanding what everyday research work is like
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  17. question2.8: Taking greater care in conducting procedures in the lab or field
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  18. question3.1: How much did you GAIN in the following areas as a result of your most recent research experience? Writing scientific reports or papers
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  19. question3.2: Making oral presentations
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  20. question3.3: Defending an argument when asked questions
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  21. question3.4: Explaining my project to people outside my field
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  22. question3.5: Preparing a scientific poster
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  23. question3.6: Keeping a detailed lab notebook
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  24. question3.7: Conducting observations in the lab or field
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  25. question3.8: Using statistics to analyze data
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  26. question3.9: Calibrating instruments needed for measurement
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  27. question3.10: Working with computers
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  28. question3.11: Understanding journal articles
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  29. question3.12: Conducting database or internet searches
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  30. question3.13: Managing my time
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  31. question4.1: During your research experience HOW MUCH did you: Engage in real-world science research
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  32. question4.2: Feel like a scientist
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  33. question4.3: Think creatively about the project
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  34. question4.4: Try out new ideas or procedures on your own
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  35. question4.5: Feel responsible for the project
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  36. question4.6: Work extra hours because you were excited about the research
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  37. question4.7: Interact with scientists from outside your school
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  38. question4.8: Feel a part of a scientific community
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  39. question5.1: Please rate the following: My working relationship with my research mentor
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  40. question5.2: My working relationship with research group members
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  41. question5.3: The amount of time I spent doing meaningful research
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  42. question5.4: The amount of time I spent with my research mentor
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  43. question5.5: The advice my research mentor provided about careers or graduate school
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  44. question5.6: The research experience overall
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  45. question6.1: As part of my most recent research experience... I presented a talk or poster to other students or faculty
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  46. question6.2: I presented a talk or poster at a professional conference
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  47. question6.3: I attended a conference
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  48. question6.4: I wrote or co-wrote a paper that was published in an academic journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  49. question6.5: I wrote or co-wrote a paper that was published in an undergraduate research journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  50. question6.6: I will present a talk or poster to other students and faculty
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  51. question6.7: I will present a talk or poster at a professional conference
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  52. question6.8: I will write or co-write a paper to be published in an academic journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  53. question6.9: I will write or co-write a paper to be published in an undergraduate research journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  54. question6.10: I won an award or scholarship based on my research
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  55. question7.1: Rate how much you agree with the following statements: Doing research confirmed my interest in my field of study
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  56. question7.2: Doing research clarified for me which field of study I want to pursue
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  57. question7.3: My research experience has prepared me for advanced coursework or thesis work
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  58. question7.4: My research experience has prepared me for graduate school
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  59. question7.5: My research experience has prepared me for a job
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  60. question8.1: Compared to your intentions BEFORE doing research- HOW LIKELY ARE YOU NOW to: enroll in a Ph.D. program in science, mathematics or engineering?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  61. question8.2: enroll in a masters program in science, mathematics or engineering?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  62. question8.3: enroll in a combined M.D/Ph.D program?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  63. question8.4: enroll in medical or dental school?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  64. question8.5: enroll in a program to earn a different professional degree (i.e. law, veterinary medicine, etc.)?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  65. question8.6: pursue certification as a teacher?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  66. question8.7: work in a science lab?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  67. question11.1: I WANTED TO DO RESEARCH TO: explore my interest in science
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  68. question11.2: gain hands-on experience in research
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  69. question11.3: clarify which field I wanted to study
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  70. question11.4: clarify whether graduate school would be a good choice for me
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  71. question11.5: clarify whether I wanted to pursue a science research career
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  72. question11.6: have a good intellectual challenge
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  73. question11.7: work more closely with a particular faculty member
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  74. question11.8: participate in a program with strong reputation
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  75. question11.9: get good letters of recommendation
  76. question11.10: enhance my resume
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  77. question12.1: How useful was Orientation
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  78. question12.2: Symposium
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  79. question12.3: Weekly Seminars
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  80. question13.4: I would recommend the program to my peers
    • 1: strongly agree
    • 2: disagree
    • 3: neutral
    • 4: agree
    • 5: strongly agree
    • 9: not applicable
  81. question14.1: I was able to learn about other research going on at Harvard Forest
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  82. question14.4: I received sufficient preparatory material from my mentor before arriving
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  83. question14.5: My mentor accurately described the project I would be working on this summer
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  84. question14.6: I received guidance I needed from my mentor to prepare for the symposium
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  85. question14.7: I expect to stay in contact with my mentor after the summer
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  86. question14.8.1: On average- how many hours per week did you spend talking with your primary mentor in person?
  87. question14.8.2: Remotely (via skype, etc.)?
  88. question15.1: The housing and the living situation met my needs for summer housing
    • 1: strongly disagree
    • 2: disagree
    • 3: neutral
    • 4: agree
    • 5: strongly agree
    • 9: not applicable
  89. question15.2: The proctor was helpful and made the summer more enjoyable
    • 1: strongly disagree
    • 2: disagree
    • 3: neutral
    • 4: agree
    • 5: strongly agree
    • 9: not applicable
  90. question15.4: Social activities at HF and in the immediate vicinity satisfied my interests and needs
    • 1: strongly disagree
    • 2: disagree
    • 3: neutral
    • 4: agree
    • 5: strongly agree
    • 9: not applicable
  91. question15.6: The quality, quantity, and variety of food met my needs
    • 1: strongly disagree
    • 2: disagree
    • 3: neutral
    • 4: agree
    • 5: strongly agree
    • 9: not applicable
  92. question16.1: What is your gender?
    • 1: Male
    • 2: Female
    • 3: Your choice label here...
  93. question17.1: What is your race? American Indian
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  94. question17.2: Asian
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  95. question17.3: Black or African American
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  96. question17.4: Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  97. question17.5: White
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  98. question18.1: What is your ethnicity? Hispanic or Latino/Latina
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  99. question19.1: What year are you in college?
  100. question20.1: How important was the stipend or money you were paid in selecting a summer research program?
    • 1: Not at all important
    • 2: Slightly important
    • 3: Important
    • 4: Very important

hf280-07: REU survey questions, 2013

  1. question.code: question codes as they appear in data file hf280-08-REU-survey-answers-2013.csv
  2. question.text: survey questions that correspond to each question.code
  3. question.type: type of survey question
  4. code.1: value for each survey question when answer=1
  5. code.2: value for each survey question when answer=2
  6. code.3: value for each survey question when answer=3
  7. code.4: value for each survey question when answer=4
  8. code.5: value for each survey question when answer=5
  9. code.9: value for each survey question when answer=9

hf280-08: REU survey answers, 2013

  1. student: unique identifier randomly assigned to participants
  2. question1.1: How much did you GAIN in the following areas as a result of your most recent research experience? Analyzing data for patterns
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  3. question1.2: Figuring out the next step in a research project
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  4. question1.3: Problem-solving in general
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  5. question1.4: Formulating a research question that could be answered with data
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  6. question1.5: Identifying limitations of research methods and designs
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  7. question1.6: Understanding the theory and concepts guiding my research project
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  8. question1.7: Understanding the connections among scientific disciplines
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  9. question1.8: Understanding the relevance of research to my coursework
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  10. question2.1: How much did you GAIN in the following areas as a result of your most recent research experience? Confidence in my ability to contribute to science
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  11. question2.2: Comfort in discussing scientific concepts with others
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  12. question2.3: Comfort in working collaboratively with others
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  13. question2.4: Confidence in my ability to do well in future science courses
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  14. question2.5: Ability to work independently
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  15. question2.6: Developing patience with the slow pace of research
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  16. question2.7: Understanding what everyday research work is like
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  17. question2.8: Taking greater care in conducting procedures in the lab or field
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  18. question3.1: How much did you GAIN in the following areas as a result of your most recent research experience? Writing scientific reports or papers
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  19. question3.2: Making oral presentations
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  20. question3.3: Defending an argument when asked questions
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  21. question3.4: Explaining my project to people outside my field
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  22. question3.5: Preparing a scientific poster
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  23. question3.6: Keeping a detailed lab notebook
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  24. question3.7: Conducting observations in the lab or field
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  25. question3.8: Using statistics to analyze data
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  26. question3.9: Calibrating instruments needed for measurement
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  27. question3.10: Working with computers
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  28. question3.11: Understanding journal articles
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  29. question3.12: Conducting database or internet searches
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  30. question3.13: Managing my time
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  31. question4.1: During your research experience HOW MUCH did you: Engage in real-world science research
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  32. question4.2: Feel like a scientist
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  33. question4.3: Think creatively about the project
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  34. question4.4: Try out new ideas or procedures on your own
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  35. question4.5: Feel responsible for the project
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  36. question4.6: Work extra hours because you were excited about the research
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  37. question4.7: Interact with scientists from outside your school
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  38. question4.8: Feel a part of a scientific community
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  39. question5.1: Please rate the following: My working relationship with my research mentor
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  40. question5.2: My working relationship with research group members
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  41. question5.3: The amount of time I spent doing meaningful research
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  42. question5.4: The amount of time I spent with my research mentor
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  43. question5.5: The advice my research mentor provided about careers or graduate school
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  44. question5.6: The research experience overall
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  45. question6.1: As part of my most recent research experience... I presented a talk or poster to other students or faculty
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  46. question6.2: I presented a talk or poster at a professional conference
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  47. question6.3: I attended a conference
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  48. question6.4: I wrote or co-wrote a paper that was published in an academic journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  49. question6.5: I wrote or co-wrote a paper that was published in an undergraduate research journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  50. question6.6: I will present a talk or poster to other students and faculty
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  51. question6.7: I will present a talk or poster at a professional conference
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  52. question6.8: I will write or co-write a paper to be published in an academic journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  53. question6.9: I will write or co-write a paper to be published in an undergraduate research journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  54. question6.10: I won an award or scholarship based on my research
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  55. question7.1: Rate how much you agree with the following statements: Doing research confirmed my interest in my field of study
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  56. question7.2: Doing research clarified for me which field of study I want to pursue
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  57. question7.3: My research experience has prepared me for advanced coursework or thesis work
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  58. question7.4: My research experience has prepared me for graduate school
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  59. question7.5: My research experience has prepared me for a job
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  60. question8.1: Compared to your intentions BEFORE doing research- HOW LIKELY ARE YOU NOW to: enroll in a Ph.D. program in science, mathematics or engineering?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  61. question8.2: enroll in a masters program in science, mathematics or engineering?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  62. question8.3: enroll in a combined M.D/Ph.D program?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  63. question8.4: enroll in medical or dental school?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  64. question8.5: enroll in a program to earn a different professional degree (i.e. law, veterinary medicine, etc.)?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  65. question8.6: pursue certification as a teacher?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  66. question8.7: work in a science lab?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  67. question11.1: I WANTED TO DO RESEARCH TO: explore my interest in science
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  68. question11.2: gain hands-on experience in research
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  69. question11.3: clarify which field I wanted to study
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  70. question11.4: clarify whether graduate school would be a good choice for me
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  71. question11.5: clarify whether I wanted to pursue a science research career
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  72. question11.6: have a good intellectual challenge
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  73. question11.7: work more closely with a particular faculty member
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  74. question11.8: participate in a program with strong reputation
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  75. question11.9: get good letters of recommendation
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  76. question11.10: enhance my resume
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  77. question12.1: How useful was: Orientation
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  78. question12.2: Symposium
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  79. question12.3: Weekly Seminars
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  80. question13.4: I would recommend the program to my peers
    • 1: strongly disagree
    • 2: disagree
    • 3: neutral
    • 4: agree
    • 5: strongly agree
    • 9: not applicable
  81. question14.1: I was able to learn about other research going on at Harvard Forest
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  82. question14.4: I received sufficient preparatory material from my mentor before arriving
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  83. question14.5: My mentor accurately described the project I would be working on this summer
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  84. question14.6: I received guidance I needed from my mentor to prepare for the symposium
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  85. question14.7: I expect to stay in contact with my mentor after the summer
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  86. question14.8.1: On average- how many hours per week did you spend talking with your primary mentor in person?
  87. question14.8.2: On average- how many hours per week did you spend talking with your primary mentor remotely (via skype, etc.)?
  88. question14.8.3: Which was most useful?
  89. question15.1: The housing and the living situation met my needs for summer housing
    • 1: strongly disagree
    • 2: disagree
    • 3: neutral
    • 4: agree
    • 5: strongly agree
    • 9: not applicable
  90. question15.2: The proctor was helpful and made the summer more enjoyable
    • 1: strongly disagree
    • 2: disagree
    • 3: neutral
    • 4: agree
    • 5: strongly agree
    • 9: not applicable
  91. question15.4: Social activities at HF and in the immediate vicinity satisfied my interests and needs
    • 1: strongly disagree
    • 2: disagree
    • 3: neutral
    • 4: agree
    • 5: strongly agree
    • 9: not applicable
  92. question15.6: The quality, quantity, and variety of food met my needs
    • 1: strongly disagree
    • 2: disagree
    • 3: neutral
    • 4: agree
    • 5: strongly agree
    • 9: not applicable
  93. question16.1: What is your gender?
    • 1: Male
    • 2: Female
    • 3: Your choice label here...
  94. question17.1: What is your race? American Indian
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  95. question17.2: Asian
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  96. question17.3: Black or African American
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  97. question17.4: Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  98. question17.5: White
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  99. question18.1: What is your ethnicity? Hispanic or Latino/Latina
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  100. question19.1: What year are you in college?
  101. question20.1: How important was the stipend or money you were paid in selecting a summer research program?
    • 1: Not at all important
    • 2: Slightly important
    • 3: Important
    • 4: Very important

hf280-09: REU survey questions, 2014

  1. question.code: question codes as they appear in data file hf280-10-REU-survey-answers-2014.csv
  2. question.text: survey questions that correspond to each question.code
  3. question.type: type of survey question
  4. code.1: value for each survey question when answer=1
  5. code.2: value for each survey question when answer=2
  6. code.3: value for each survey question when answer=3
  7. code.4: value for each survey question when answer=4
  8. code.5: value for each survey question when answer=5
  9. code.9: value for each survey question when answer=9 or 6

hf280-10: REU survey answers. 2014

  1. student: unique identifier randomly assigned to participants
  2. question1.1: How much did you GAIN in the following areas as a result of your most recent research experience? Analyzing data for patterns
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  3. question1.2: Figuring out the next step in a research project
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  4. question1.3: Problem-solving in general
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  5. question1.4: Formulating a research question that could be answered with data
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  6. question1.5: Identifying limitations of research methods and designs
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  7. question1.6: Understanding the theory and concepts guiding my research project
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  8. question1.7: Understanding the connections among scientific disciplines
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  9. question1.8: Understanding the relevance of research to my coursework
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  10. question2.1: How much did you GAIN in the following areas as a result of your most recent research experience? Confidence in my ability to contribute to science
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  11. question2.2: Comfort in discussing scientific concepts with others
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  12. question2.3: Comfort in working collaboratively with others
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  13. question2.4: Confidence in my ability to do well in future science courses
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  14. question2.5: Ability to work independently
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  15. question2.6: Developing patience with the slow pace of research
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  16. question2.7: Understanding what everyday research work is like
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  17. question2.8: Taking greater care in conducting procedures in the lab or field
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  18. question3.1: How much did you GAIN in the following areas as a result of your most recent research experience? Writing scientific reports or papers
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  19. question3.2: Making oral presentations
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  20. question3.3: Defending an argument when asked questions
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  21. question3.4: Explaining my project to people outside my field
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  22. question3.5: Preparing a scientific poster
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  23. question3.6: Keeping a detailed lab notebook
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  24. question3.7: Conducting observations in the lab or field
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  25. question3.8: Using statistics to analyze data
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  26. question3.9: Calibrating instruments needed for measurement
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  27. question3.10: Working with computers
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  28. question3.11: Understanding journal articles
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  29. question3.12: Conducting database or internet searches
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  30. question3.13: Managing my time
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  31. question4.1: During your research experience HOW MUCH did you: Engage in real-world science research
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  32. question4.2: Feel like a scientist
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  33. question4.3: Think creatively about the project
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  34. question4.4: Try out new ideas or procedures on your own
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  35. question4.5: Feel responsible for the project
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  36. question4.6: Work extra hours because you were excited about the research
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  37. question4.7: Interact with scientists from outside your school
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  38. question4.8: Feel a part of a scientific community
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  39. question5.1: Please rate the following: My working relationship with my research mentor
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  40. question5.2: My working relationship with research group members
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  41. question5.3: The amount of time I spent doing meaningful research
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  42. question5.4: The amount of time I spent with my research mentor
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  43. question5.5: The advice my research mentor provided about careers or graduate school
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  44. question5.6: The research experience overall
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Poor
    • 3: Fair
    • 4: Good
    • 5: Excellent
  45. question6.1: As part of my most recent research experience... I presented a talk or poster to other students or faculty
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  46. question6.2: I presented a talk or poster at a professional conference
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  47. question6.3: I attended a conference
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  48. question6.4: I wrote or co-wrote a paper that was published in an academic journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  49. question6.5: I wrote or co-wrote a paper that was published in an undergraduate research journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  50. question6.6: I will present a talk or poster to other students and faculty
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  51. question6.7: I will present a talk or poster at a professional conference
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  52. question6.8: I will write or co-write a paper to be published in an academic journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  53. question6.9: I will write or co-write a paper to be published in an undergraduate research journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  54. question6.10: I won an award or scholarship based on my research
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  55. question7.1: Rate how much you agree with the following statements. Doing research confirmed my interest in my field of study
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  56. question7.2: Doing research clarified for me which field of study I want to pursue
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  57. question7.3: My research experience has prepared me for advanced coursework or thesis work
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  58. question7.4: My research experience has prepared me for graduate school
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  59. question7.5: My research experience has prepared me for a job
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  60. question8.1: Compared to your intentions BEFORE doing research- HOW LIKELY ARE YOU NOW to: enroll in a Ph.D. program in science; mathematics or engineering?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  61. question8.2: enroll in a masters program in science; mathematics or engineering?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  62. question8.3: enroll in a combined M.D/Ph.D program?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  63. question8.4: enroll in medical or dental school?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  64. question8.5: enroll in a program to earn a different professional degree (i.e. law, veterinary medicine, etc.)?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  65. question8.6: pursue certification as a teacher?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  66. question8.7: work in a science lab?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  67. question11.1: I WANTED TO DO RESEARCH TO: explore my interest in science
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  68. question11.2: gain hands-on experience in research
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  69. question11.3: clarify which field I wanted to study
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  70. question11.4: clarify whether graduate school would be a good choice for me
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  71. question11.5: clarify whether I wanted to pursue a science research career
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  72. question11.6: have a good intellectual challenge
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  73. question11.7: work more closely with a particular faculty member
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  74. question11.8: participate in a program with strong reputation
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  75. question11.9: get good letters of recommendation
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  76. question11.10: enhance my resume
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  77. question12.1: How useful was: Orientation
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  78. question12.2: Symposium
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  79. question12.3: Weekly Seminars
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  80. question13.4: I would recommend the program to my peers
    • 1: strongly disagree
    • 2: disagree
    • 3: neutral
    • 4: agree
    • 5: strongly agree
    • 9: not applicable
  81. question14.1: I was able to learn about other research going on at Harvard Forest
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  82. question14.4: I received sufficient preparatory material from my mentor before arriving
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  83. question14.5: My mentor accurately described the project I would be working on this summer
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  84. question14.6: I received guidance I needed from my mentor to prepare for the symposium
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  85. question14.7: I expect to stay in contact with my mentor after the summer
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  86. question14.8.1: On average- how many hours per week did you spend talking with your primary mentor in person?
  87. question14.8.2: On average- how many hours per week did you spend talking with your primary mentor remotely (via skype, etc.)?
  88. question14.8.3: Which was most useful?
  89. question15.1: the housing and the living situation met my needs for summer housing
    • 1: strongly disagree
    • 2: disagree
    • 3: neutral
    • 4: agree
    • 5: strongly agree
    • 9: not applicable
  90. question15.2: the proctor was helpful and made the summer more enjoyable
    • 1: strongly disagree
    • 2: disagree
    • 3: neutral
    • 4: agree
    • 5: strongly agree
    • 9: not applicable
  91. question15.4: social activities at HF and in the immediate vicinity satisfied my interests and needs
    • 1: strongly disagree
    • 2: disagree
    • 3: neutral
    • 4: agree
    • 5: strongly agree
    • 9: not applicable
  92. question15.6: the quality, quantity, and variety of food met my needs
    • 1: strongly disagree
    • 2: disagree
    • 3: neutral
    • 4: agree
    • 5: strongly agree
    • 9: not applicable
  93. question16.1: What is your gender?
    • 1: male
    • 2: female
    • 3: Your choice label here...
  94. question17.1: What is your race? American Indian
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  95. question17.2: Asian
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  96. question17.3: Black or African American
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  97. question17.4: Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  98. question17.5: White
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  99. question18.1: What is your ethnicity? Hispanic or Latino/Latina
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  100. question19.1: What year are you in college?
  101. question20.1: How important was the stipend or money you were paid in selecting a summer research program?
    • 1: Not at all
    • 2: Slightly important
    • 3: Important
    • 4: Very important
  102. question21.1: Have you participated in previous REUs? If so- how many?
    • 1: never participated
    • 2: 1 summer
    • 3: 2 summers
    • 4: 3 summers
  103. question22.1: Did you attend the 2014 Summer Program R Workshops?
    • 1: no
    • 2: yes
    • 9: not applicable
  104. question22.2: Had you used R before attending the 2014 Summer Program R Workshops?
    • 1: no
    • 2: yes
    • 9: not applicable
  105. question23.1: Rate your proficiency at using R... before attending the 2014 Summer Program R Workshops
    • 1: no knowledge
    • 2: basic knowledge
    • 3: slightly proficient
    • 4: proficient
    • 5: very proficient
    • 6: not applicable
  106. question23.2: ...after attending the 2014 Summer Program R Workshops
    • 1: no knowledge
    • 2: basic knowledge
    • 3: slightly proficient
    • 4: proficient
    • 5: very proficient
    • 6: not applicable

hf280-11: REU survey questions, 2015

  1. question.code: question codes as they appear in data file hf280-12-REU-survey-answers-2015.csv
  2. question.text: survey questions that correspond to each question.code
  3. question.type: type of survey question
  4. code.1: value for each survey question when answer=1
  5. code.2: value for each survey question when answer=2
  6. code.3: value for each survey question when answer=3
  7. code.4: value for each survey question when answer=4
  8. code.5: value for each survey question when answer=5
  9. code.9: value for each survey question when answer=9

hf280-12: REU survey answers, 2015

  1. student: unique identifier randomly assigned to participants
  2. question1.1: How much did you GAIN in the following areas as a result of your most recent research experience? Analyzing data for patterns
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  3. question1.2: Figuring out the next step in a research project
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  4. question1.3: Problem-solving in general
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  5. question1.4: Formulating a research question that could be answered with data
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  6. question1.5: Identifying limitations of research methods and designs
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  7. question1.6: Understanding the theory and concepts guiding my research project
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  8. question1.7: Understanding the connections among scientific disciplines
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  9. question1.8: Understanding the relevance of research to my coursework
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  10. question2.1: How much did you GAIN in the following areas as a result of your most recent research experience? Confidence in my ability to do research
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  11. question2.2: Confidence in my ability to contribute to science
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  12. question2.3: Comfort in discussing scientific concepts with others
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  13. question2.4: Comfort in working collaboratively with others
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  14. question2.5: Confidence in my ability to do well in future science courses
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  15. question2.6: Ability to work independently
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  16. question2.7: Developing patience with the slow pace of research
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  17. question2.8: Understanding what everyday research work is like
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  18. question2.9: Taking greater care in conducting procedures in the lab or field
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  19. question3.1: How much did you GAIN in the following areas as a result of your most recent research experience? Writing scientific reports or papers
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  20. question3.2: Making oral presentations
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  21. question3.3: Defending an argument when asked questions
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  22. question3.4: Explaining my project to people outside my field
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  23. question3.5: Preparing a scientific poster
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  24. question3.6: Keeping a detailed lab notebook
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  25. question3.7: Conducting observations in the lab or field
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  26. question3.8: Using statistics to analyze data
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  27. question3.9: Calibrating instruments needed for measurement
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  28. question3.10: Working with computers
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  29. question3.11: Understanding journal articles
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  30. question3.12: Conducting database or internet searches
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  31. question3.13: Managing my time
    • 1: no gains
    • 2: a little gain
    • 3: moderate gain
    • 4: good gain
    • 5: great gain
    • 9: not applicable
  32. question4.1: During your research experience HOW MUCH did you: Engage in real-world science research
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  33. question4.2: Feel like a scientist
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  34. question4.3: Think creatively about the project
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  35. question4.4: Try out new ideas or procedures on your own
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  36. question4.5: Feel responsible for the project
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  37. question4.6: Work extra hours because you were excited about the research
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  38. question4.7: Interact with scientists from outside your school
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  39. question4.8: Feel a part of a scientific community
    • 1: none
    • 2: a little
    • 3: some
    • 4: a fair amount
    • 5: a great deal
    • 9: not applicable
  40. question5.1: Please rate the following: My working relationship with my research mentor
    • 1: Poor
    • 2: Fair
    • 3: Good
    • 4: Excellent
  41. question5.2: My working relationship with research group members
    • 1: Poor
    • 2: Fair
    • 3: Good
    • 4: Excellent
  42. question5.3: The amount of time I spent doing meaningful research
    • 1: Poor
    • 2: Fair
    • 3: Good
    • 4: Excellent
  43. question5.4: The amount of time I spent with my research mentor
    • 1: Poor
    • 2: Fair
    • 3: Good
    • 4: Excellent
  44. question5.5: The advice my research mentor provided about careers or graduate school
    • 1: Poor
    • 2: Fair
    • 3: Good
    • 4: Excellent
  45. question5.6: The research experience overall
    • 1: Poor
    • 2: Fair
    • 3: Good
    • 4: Excellent
  46. question6.1: As part of my most recent research experience... I will present a talk or poster to other students and faculty
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  47. question6.2: I will write or co-write a paper to be published in an academic journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  48. question6.3: I will write or co-write a paper to be published in an undergraduate research journal
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  49. question6.4: I will present a talk or poster at a professional conference
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  50. question6.5: I will turn this project into a senior thesis
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  51. question7.1: Rate how much you agree with the following statements: Doing my research confirmed my interest in my field of study
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  52. question7.2: Doing research clarified for me which field of study I want to pursue
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  53. question7.3: Doing research introduced me to a new field of study I want to pursue
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  54. question7.4: My research experience has prepared me for advanced coursework or thesis work
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  55. question7.5: My research experience has prepared me for graduate school
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  56. question7.6: My research experience has prepared me for a job
    • 1: Strongly disagree
    • 2: Disagree
    • 3: Agree
    • 4: Strongly agree
  57. question8.1: Compared to your intentions BEFORE doing research- HOW LIKELY ARE YOU NOW to: enroll in a Ph.D. program in science, mathematics or engineering?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  58. question8.2: enroll in a masters program in science, mathematics or engineering?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  59. question8.3: enroll in a combined M.D/Ph.D program?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  60. question8.4: enroll in medical or dental school?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  61. question8.5: enroll in a program to earn a different professional degree (i.e. law, veterinary medicine, etc.)?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  62. question8.6: pursue certification as a teacher?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  63. question8.7: work in a science lab?
    • 1: not more likely
    • 2: a little more likely
    • 3: somewhat more likely
    • 4: much more likely
    • 5: extremely more likely
    • 9: not applicable
  64. question11.1: How satisfied were you with the following aspects of the research program? Information available to help me choose a research project
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  65. question11.2: Lab or field equipment
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  66. question11.3: Support and guidance from program staff
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  67. question11.4: Support and guidance from my research mentor
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  68. question11.5: Support and guidance from other research group members
    • 1: Not applicable
    • 2: Very dissatisfied
    • 3: Somewhat dissatisfied
    • 4: Somewhat satisfied
    • 5: Very satisfied
  69. question12.1: How MUCH did the following activities support your learning? Workshop(s)on science writing and presentation
    • 1: Did not do this activity
    • 2: Not at all
    • 3: A little
    • 4: A good amount
    • 5: A great deal
  70. question12.2: Training in library/internet/database search methods
    • 1: Did not do this activity
    • 2: Not at all
    • 3: A little
    • 4: A good amount
    • 5: A great deal
  71. question12.3: Safety training
    • 1: Did not do this activity
    • 2: Not at all
    • 3: A little
    • 4: A good amount
    • 5: A great deal
  72. question12.4: Ethics training/seminar(s)
    • 1: Did not do this activity
    • 2: Not at all
    • 3: A little
    • 4: A good amount
    • 5: A great deal
  73. question13.1: What year are you in college?
    • 1: Freshman/rising sophomore
    • 2: Sophomore/rising junior
    • 3: Junior/rising senior
    • 4: Senior
    • 5: Other
  74. question14.1: What is your primary major? Biochemistry
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  75. question14.2: Biology
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  76. question14.3: Chemistry
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  77. question14.4: Computer Science
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  78. question14.5: Earth Sciences/Geology
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  79. question14.6: Engineering
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  80. question14.7: Environmental Sciences
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  81. question14.8: Physics
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  82. question14.9: Mathematics
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  83. question14.10: Psychology
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  84. question14.11: Undecided
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  85. question15.1: I WANTED TO DO RESEARCH TO: explore my interest in science
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  86. question15.2: gain hands-on experience in research
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  87. question15.3: clarify which field I wanted to study
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  88. question15.4: clarify which field I wanted to study
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  89. question15.5: clarify whether I wanted to pursue a science research career
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  90. question15.6: have a good intellectual challenge
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  91. question15.7: work more closely with a particular faculty member
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  92. question15.8: participate in a program with strong reputation
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  93. question15.9: get good letters of recommendation
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  94. question15.10: enhance my resume
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  95. question16.1: How many times have you participated in SUMMER research?
    • 1: Never participated
    • 2: 1 summer
    • 3: 2 summers
    • 4: 3 summers
  96. question17.1: How many semesters/quarters have you participated in ACADEMIC YEAR research?
    • 1: Never participated
    • 2: 1
    • 3: 2
    • 4: 3
    • 5: 4 or more
  97. question18.1: On average- how many hours per week did you spend talking with your most recent research mentor?
    • 1: none
    • 2: 1 hour
    • 3: 2 hours
    • 4: 3 hours
    • 5: 4 or more hours
  98. question19.1: How important was the stipend or money you were paid in allowing you to do research?
    • 1: Not at all important
    • 2: Slightly important
    • 3: Important
    • 4: Very important
  99. question21.1: What is your race? American Indian
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  100. question21.2: Asian
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  101. question21.3: Black or African American
  102. question21.4: Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  103. question21.5: White
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  104. question21.6: Alaskan Native
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  105. question22.1: What is your ethnicity? Hispanic or Latino/Latina
    • 1: yes
    • 2: no
  106. question23.1: What is your gender?
    • 1: male
    • 2: female