[ASC-list] Why did you choose to study science? International Survey

Nancy Longnecker nancy.longnecker at uwa.edu.au
Mon Apr 11 11:01:21 UTC 2011

Why did you choose to study science?

Dr Colin Hanbury at the University of Western Australia is conducting an international on-line survey as part of research on why people chose to study in science and science-related areas.
The survey is for anyone who completed tertiary science (and applied science) studies after leaving school – the greater the diversity of the respondents the better will be the results. You don't have to be currently working in science-related areas. If you want your country and discipline to be represented then please participate, and please send your friends and colleagues in science-related areas the survey link:


All responses are anonymous and the individual responses will remain confidential. Following statistical analysis the overall results will be published during 2011. The report will be available as a PDF at http://www.communicatingscience.org/

If you would like to know more, then please contact Dr Colin Hanbury at colin.hanbury at uwa.edu.au<mailto:colin.hanbury at uwa.edu.au> (Phone +61 8 6488 2508), or Assoc. Prof. Nancy Longnecker at nancy.longnecker at uwa.edu.au<mailto:nancy.longnecker at uwa.edu.au> (Phone +61 8 6488 3926).

Important points for you to consider
•    Most developed countries are witnessing falls in school students opting for science subjects and for university science-based courses; however, the trend is opposite in developing countries.
•    It is important for our combined social and economic future for people to be scientifically literate and for there to be sufficient well-qualified people to take up science-based occupations.
•    This survey will help us understand the issues related to students’ selecting of science at school, and will enable comparisons across different cultures and countries.

Please answer the survey – it should take no longer than 15 minutes.

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