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Citizen Science Participant Survey



Dear participant,


Thank you for taking the time to help with this survey!


You have received this link because you are listed as a participant in a citizen science project.


Please note: Projects that involve volunteers in scientific research go by many different names. In this survey we use the term 'citizen science'.


Citizen science projects rely on volunteers from the public to monitor and record data, which are then used for scientific research. Some projects are interested in many animal and plant species, while others focus on just one group of species, such as birds, or butterflies. We are doing this survey to better understand and compare the experiences of citizen scientists across the different projects. And we need your help to better understand the aspects of citizen science projects that lead to the best outcomes for participants.


This survey should take about 20 minutes to complete. Your input is valuable, and your responses will make an important contribution to our research at Kiel University, Germany.


You must be 18 years or older to participate in this survey. Participation is completely voluntary. Your decision to participate or to not participate in this survey will not affect your relationship with your citizen science project or Kiel University or any other organisation. Your answers will be completely anonymous. They will only be used for scientific purposes. Due to the anonymity of the survey, answers cannot be withdrawn later.


Tip: The survey is best displayed on a large screen (desktop or laptop computer). But it also works on phones and tablets, etc.


You can exit the survey at any time. Simply click on "Resume later" (top right corner) and the survey will be saved for later. You can continue the survey by re-opening the link to the survey.


Thank you for your help with this important research!


If you have any comments or concerns, don't hesitate to contact Maria Peter at mpeter@ipn.uni-kiel.de. Upon request, we will be happy to send you the final results of our study.


Maria Peter
Kiel Science Outreach Campus (KiSOC)
Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN)
Kiel University
Olshausenstr. 62
24118 Kiel, Germany

Website: www.kisoc.de
E-mail: mpeter@ipn.uni-kiel.de

Tim Diekötter
Institute for Natural Resource Conservation
Kiel University, Germany

Kerstin Kremer
Institute for Natural Science Education
Hannover University, Germany