Preview the La Carte Student Survey

CISE REU A la Carte Survey 

A PDF of the complete survey is available. A Qualtrics file can be provided upon request to audrey.rorrer@uncc.edu. 

Following questions were asked to students in pre-REU and post-REU surveys. Notes:  

1. The questions under “Mentoring” and “Overall Program Satisfaction” module are part of Post-REU survey and are not  in Pre-REU survey collector.

2. The number printed after each survey question represents the SPSS variable number that is included in the site specific datasets of their student responses.

Module:                              Introduction and Consent

Survey Question:               My participation in the survey is acknowledgement that I have read and understand the consent agreement and agree to participate [q0001].

Response Categories:       Yes, I agree to participate in this survey (1).  

No, I do not agree to participate in this survey (2).

Module:                              Survey Terminology

Survey Question:               Please indicate the specific field applicable to your research project [q0002].

Module:                              General Self-Efficacy 

Survey Question:                Please rate your degree of confidence with the following statements.

 I can:

      Locate primary research literature (e.g. journal articles) [q0003_0001]         

      Formulate a research hypothesis [q0003_0002]   

      Design an experimental test of a solution to a problem [q0003_0003]         

      Collect data [q0003_0004]     

      Statistically analyze data [q0003_0005]

      Interpret data analyses [q0003_0006]

      Reformulate a research hypothesis [q0003_0007]

      Orally communicate the results of research projects [q0003_0008]  

      Write a research paper for publication [q0003_0009]        

      Work with others to investigate a research problem [q0003_0010] 

      Discuss research with other students [q0003_0011]         

      Discuss research with graduate students [q0003_0012]     

      Discuss research with professors [q0003_0013]   

      Discuss research at a professional meeting or conference [q0003_0014]

Response Categories:       5 = Strongly Agree, 4 = Somewhat Agree, 3 = Neutral, 2= Somewhate Disagree, 1= Strongly Disagree

Module:                            Intentions toward Graduate School

Survey Question:  For me to apply to graduate school is (extremely good/extremely bad) [q0004].

Response Categories:       5 = Extremely Good, 4 = Somewhat Good, 3 = Neutral, 2 = Somewhat Bad, 1= Extremely Bad   

Survey Question:              Most people who are important to me think that (I should/should not) apply to graduate school in [my REU project] discipline [q0005].

Response Categories:       5 = I should (strong positive), 4 = I should (somewhat positive), 3 = Neutral, 2 = I shouldn't (somewhat negative), 1 = I shouldn't (strong negative)

Survey Question:               I plan to apply to graduate school in a [my REU project] discipline [q0006].

Response Categories:       5 = Extremely Likely, 4 = Somewhat Likely,  3 = Neutral, 2 = Somewhat Unlikely, 1 = Extremely Unlikely

Survey Question:             For me, to apply to graduate school in [my REU project] discipline is (extremely valuable/extremely worthless) [q0007].

Response Categories:       5 = Extremely Valuable, 4 = Somewhat Valuable, 3 = Neutral, 2 = Somewhat Worthless, 1 = Extremely Worthless.

Survey Question:             It is expected of me that I will apply to Gradaute School in [my REU project] discipline [q0008]

Response Categories:       5 = Definitely True, 4 = Somewhat True,  3 = Neutral, 2 = Somewhat False, 1 = Definitely False.

Survey Question:               I will make an effort to apply to graduate school in [my REU project] discipline [q0009].

Response Categories:       5 = Definitely Will,  4 = Will,  3 = Neutral,   2 = Will not, 1 = Definitely Will Not.

Survey Question:             For me to apply to graduate school in [my REU project] discipline is (Extremely beneficial/extremely harmful) [q0010].

Response Categories:       5 = Extremely Beneficial, 4 = Somewhat Beneficial, 3 = Neutral, 2 = Somewhat Harmful, 1 = Extremely Harmful.

Survey Question:            I am confident that if I wanted to I could apply to graduate school in [my REU project] discipline [q0011].

Response Categories:     5 = Definitely True,  4 = Somewhat True,  3 = Neutral, 2 = Somewhat False, 1 = Definitely False.

Survey Question:            I intend to apply to graduate school in [my REU project] discipline  [q0012].

Response Categories:     5 = Strongly Agree, 4 = Somewhat Agree, 3 = Neutral,  2 = Somewhat Disagree, 1 = Strongly Disagree.

Survey Question:            For me to apply to graduate school in [my REU project] discipline is (extremely pleasant/extremely unpleasant) [q0013].

Response Categories:     5 = Extremely Pleasant, 4 = Somewhat Pleasant,  3 = Neutral,  2 = Somewhat Unpleasant, 1 = Extremely Unpleasant.

Survey Question:           Most people whose opinions I value would approve of me applying to graduate school in [my REU project] discipline [q0014].

Response Categories:     5 = Strongly Agree,  4 = Somewhat Agree, 3 = Neutral,  2 = Somewhat Disagree, 1 = Strongly Disagree.

Module:                       Attitudes

 Survey Question:          Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements.

   I hope that my future career will require the use of [my REU project

   discipline] concepts [q0015_0001].         

   I think [my REU project discipline] is boring [q0015_0002].

   Women and men can both excel in careers that involve [my REU project    

    discipline] [q0015_0003].        

   My career goals do not require that I learn [my REU project discipline] skills   

   [q0015_0004].

   I like to use [my REU project discipline] to solve problems [q0015_0005].   

   The challenge of solving problems using [my REU project discipline] does not

   appeal to me [q0015_0006].      

   I am not comfortable with learning [my REU project discipline] concepts

   [q0015_0007].

   I think [my REU project discipline] is interesting [q0015_0008].     

   I expect that learning to use [my REU project discipline] skills will help me

   achieve my career goals [q0015_0009].

   I hope that I can find a career that does not require the use of [my REU project

   discipline]   concepts [q0015_0010].

   The challenge of solving problems using [my REU project discipline] appeals

   to me[q0015_0011].     

   I do not like using [my REU project discipline] to solve problems 

   [q0015_0012].

   I would voluntarily take additional [my REU project discipline] courses if I

   were given the opportunity[q0015_0013].

   Developing [my REU project discipline] skills will be important to my career

   goals[q0015_0014].

Response Categories:     5 = Strongly Agree, 4 = Somewhat Agree, 3 = Neutral, 2 = Somewhat Disagree, 1 = Strongly Disagree.

Module:                          Help Seeking and Coping

  Survey Question:           When I do poorly on an important exam, typically:    

      I think about how I might best handle the problem [q0016_0001] 

       I do what has to be done one step at a time [q0016_0002]                       

       I think about the reason(s) why the situation occurred [q0016_0003]         

       I try to come up with a strategy about what to do           [q0016_0004]    

       I say to myself ‘this isn’t real’            [q0016_0005]    

       I think hard about what steps to take [q0016_0006]       

       I take additional action to try to get rid of the problem [q0016_0007]        

Response Categories:     5 = Strongly Agree, 4 = Somewhat Agree, 3 = Neutral,  2 = Somewhat Disagree, 1 = Strongly Disagree.

Module:                           Research Skills and Knowledge 

Survey Question:            Please indicate how much you know about the following on a scale  from 1 to 5, with 1 being "nothing at all" and 5 being "a great deal."    

     Science of design [q0017_0001]           

      Research proposal write up [q0017_0002]         

      Research presentation preparation [q0017_0003] 

      Research presentation [q0017_0004]     

      Application to Graduate school            [q0017_0005]

      Technical & scientific writing tools [q0017_0006]          

      Ethics in scientific research [q0017_0007]         

      Authorship citations [q0017_0008]      

      Project management [q0017_0009]      

     Application of the scientific method [q0017_0010]           

      Poster design            [q0017_0011]

      Conference participation [q0017_0012] 

      Analyzing data with statistics or other tools [q0017_0013]           

      Problem-solving in general [q0017_0014]         

      Formulating a research hypothesis that could be answered with data           

      [q0017_0015]

      Identifying appropriate research methods and designs [q0017_0016]           

      Understanding the theory and concepts guiding a research project

      [q0017_0017]          

      Defending an argument when asked questions [q0017_0018]         

      Explaining my project to people outside my field [q0017_0019]

      Understanding and summarizing journal articles [q0017_0020]      

      Relate results to the "bigger picture" [q0017_0021]         

      The nature of the job of a researcher [q0017_0022]          

      Working collaboratively with others [q0017_0023]         

      What graduate school is like [q0017_0024]       

      Career options in research [q0017_0025]           

      Working independently [q0017_0026]

Response Categories:     5 = A great deal, 4 = Some things, 3 = Neutral, 2 = Very less,  1 = Nothing at all

Module:                          Scientific Leadership

 Survey Question:            Below, we ask you questions about leadership and teamwork. By leadership we mean getting people to work together effectively to answer a question or solve a problem (e.g., motivating good performance, dealing with conflict, etc.). Teamwork includes communication, collaboration, etc. Please choose the one number that indicates your agreement with the following statements.   

    I know how to cooperate effectively as a member of a team [q0018_0001].     

    I find it easy to follow instructions or take orders from others [q0018_0002]. 

    I have high confidence in my ability to function as part of a team

    [q0018_0003].           

    I can provide strong support for other members of any team that I am on

    [q0018_0004].           

    I know how to be a good team member [q0018_0005].      

    I know a lot about what it takes to be a good leader [q0018_0006].   

    I know what it takes to help a team accomplish its task [q0018_0007].        

    I am confident of my ability to influence a team I lead [q0018_0008].           

    I know how to encourage good team performance [q0018_0009].     

    I am able to allow other team members to contribute to the task when

    leading a team. [q0018_0010].

    I can train or supervise students and/or technicians in the laboratory

    [q0018_0011].

Response Categories:     5 = Strongly Agree, 4 = Somewhat Agree,  3 = Neutral,  2 = Somewhat Disagree,  1 = Strongly Disagree.

 

Module:                            Scientific Identity

Survey Question:              The following questions ask how you think about yourself and your personal identity. We want to understand how much you think that  being a scientist is  part of who you are. Please choose the one number that indicates your agreement with the following items.

In general, being a scientist is an important part of my self-image [q0019_0001].           

I have a strong sense of belonging to the community of scientists [q0019_0002].           

Being a scientist is an important reflection of who I am [q0019_0003]. 

I have come to think of myself as a “scientist.” [q0019_0004].           

I feel like I belong in the field of science [q0019_0005].         

I am a scientist [q0019_0006].

Response Categories:       5 = Strongly Agree, 4 = Somewhat Agree,  3 = Neutral, 2 = Somewhat Disagree, 1 = Strongly Disagree.

 

Module:                           Mentoring (only on post survey)

  Survey Question:            My primary mentor during the summer REU program was [q0020]:

 

Response Categories:      A Faculty Advisor (1), A Graduate Student (2), Other

  Survey Question:           My primary mentor during the summer REU program was [q0021]:

Response Categories:     Male (1), Female (2)

 Survey Question:              Please indicate the extent to which you agree with each statement

       below about your mentor. My mentor:

was accessible [q0022_0001]        

demonstrated professional integrity [q0022_0002]

demonstrated content expertise in my area of need [q0022_0003]

was approachable [q0022_0004]    

was supportive and encouraging [q0022_0005]         

provided constructive and useful critiques of my work [q0022_0006]

was helpful in providing direction and guidance on research project issues [q0022_0007]

answered my questions satisfactorily (e.g. timely, clear, comprehensive) [q0022_0008]

acknowledged my contributions appropriately [q0022_0009]

suggested appropriate resources [q0022_0010]

challenged me to extend my abilities [q0022_0011]

Response Categories:      5 = Strongly Agree, 4 = Somewhat Agree, 3 = Neutral, 2 = Somewhat Disagree, 1= Strongly Disagree

Module:                        Overall Program

 Survey Question:            How satisfied were you with:

 Your faculty advisor [q0023_0001]

 Your housing arrangements (if applicable) [q0023_0002]

 The program in general [q0023_0003]

 Your research experience  [q0023_0004]

 Your interaction with project staff  [q0023_0005]

 Your interaction with other students [q0023_0006]

Response Categories:     5 = Highly Satisfied, 4= Somewhat Satisfied, 3 = Neutral, 2= Somewhat Dissatisfied, 1 = Highly Dissatisfied

Module:                           Demographic Information

 Survey Question:             At what institution are you participating in the REU program? [q0024]

 Survey Question:             What college or university are you currently attending? [q0025]

Survey Question:            What is your gender? [q0026]

Response Categories:     Male (1),  Female (2)

 Survey Question:             What is your age? [q0027]

 Survey Question:            What is your ethnicity? [q0028]

Response Categories:     Asian (1)

     African American (2)

     Hispanic/Latino (3)

     Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (4)

     Caucasian/White (5)

     Native American/American Indian (6)

     Multi-ethnic (7)

     Other               

 Survey Question:             Do you have a documented disability? [q0029]

Response Categories:     Yes (1), No  (2)                               

Survey Question:            What level will you be in school in the upcoming fall semester? [q0030]

Response Categories:     Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3),  Senior (4)                   

 Survey Question:             What is your expected graduation from your current program? [q0031]

Survey Question:             What is your preferred email address for being contacted for future  follow up? [q0032]

 Survey Question:             What is your first name? [q0033]

Survey Question:             What is your last name? [q0034]

Survey Question:            Do you plan to participate in additional REUs? [q0035]

Response Categories:      Yes (1), No (2), Uncertain (3)

Survey Question:              What was the most rewarding experience for you during the REU project? [q0036]

Survey Question:              What was the most frustrating experience for you during the REU project? [q0037]

 Survey Question:              Any additional comments and suggestions are welcome below [q0038]