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Grade: 01
* 1.AD-1 I possess a bachelor`s or higher degree in the following field:
  1. Biological Sciences
  2. Computer Sciences
  3. Engineering
  4. Behavioral or Social Sciences
  5. Geosciences
  6. Mathematics
  7. Physical Sciences
  8. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematical (STEM) Education
  9. None of the above.


* 2.AD-1 Provide your degree major or sub-specialty. If you selected "None of the above" in the previous question, type "N/A" and proceed.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 3.Are you a citizen of the United States of America?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.If you are not an US citizen, what is your country of citizenship?
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.AD-1 What is the highest level of education you have attained?
  1. Bachelor's degree
  2. Master's degree
  3. Doctoral degree
  4. None of the above.


* 2.Select the response(s) that reflect your highest level of experience (paid or unpaid) conducting primary literature searches to find information on scientific topics.
  1. I conducted primary literature searches to find information to support academic papers on scientific methodology or practice.
  2. I conducted primary literature searches to support a thesis or a scientific hypothesis within my field of study.
  3. I conducted primary literature searches to find information on scientific theory or to analyze the progress of scientific advances within my field of study.
  4. I conducted web-based research to find information on science-related topics.
  5. I have not conducted literature searches to find information on scientific topics.


* 3.Select the response(s) that reflect your highest level of experience (paid or unpaid) conducting data analyses and creating tabulations using statistical methods.
  1. I have not had experience conducting data analyses or creating tabulations using statistical methods.
  2. I have analyzed qualitative or quantitative data using mathematical techniques such as means, modes, or standard deviations to find trends and patterns in scientific data.
  3. I used statistical data packages, such as SAS or SPSS, to analyze scientific data.
  4. I used statistical techniques such as regression analysis, descriptive statistics, Chi Square, Pearson correlation, and/or log linear analysis to analyze scientific data.


* 4.Select the response(s) that reflect your highest level of experience (paid or unpaid) using the results of your statistical analyses of scientific data.
  1. I have not analyzed data using statistical methods.
  2. I have analyzed data using statistical methods, but I have not used the results of those analyses for another purpose.
  3. I have used the statistical analyses of scientific data to complete coursework assignments for college or conduct scientific research projects.
  4. I have used statistical analyses of scientific data to explain research findings to the general public.
  5. I have used statistical analyses of scientific data to present research findings to peers within my field of study or to a scientific audience.


* 5.Select the response(s) that reflect your highest level of experience (paid or unpaid) communicating orally regarding scientific or non-scientific topics.
  1. I do not have this kind of experience.
  2. I answered questions from customers in non-scientific settings (such as during work in retail).
  3. I served a representative, held an official post, or was an elected officer of a professional organization, society, or association where I was responsible for communicating with members or external audiences; such as on a committee, workshop, or fundraising event to present information and answer questions.
  4. I answered students' questions while I was a teaching assistant for a specific undergraduate course or debated with classmates on subjects within my field of study.
  5. I communicated with scientists within my field of study while conducting a research project or preparing an academic report.
  6. I made formal presentations to academic peers and instructors where I answered questions on the results of my research or presented oral defense of my thesis.


* 6.Select the response(s) that reflect your highest level of experience (paid or unpaid) communicating in writing regarding scientific and non-scientific topics.
  1. I have not performed this job function.
  2. I wrote articles on non-scientific topics published in general or collegiate publications (such as in university newspapers or college club newsletters).
  3. I wrote articles on topics in my field of study published in academic publications (such as in university newspapers or college club newsletters).
  4. I wrote a grant, thesis, or fellowship proposal on scientific topics that were subject to external (customer, professor, peer, etc.) review.
  5. I developed course materials for students at elementary, middle, high school, or post-secondary levels.
  6. I was a contributing author to primary literature.


* 7.Select the response(s) that reflect your highest level of experience (paid or unpaid) participating in scientific research projects that allowed you to apply knowledge gained in your field of study.
  1. I have not yet had the opportunity to work on a scientific research project related to my field of study.
  2. I have assisted others in scientific research projects related to my field of study, such as during a summer internship.
  3. I have held a graduate research assistantship that allowed me to work on a scientific project related to my field of study.
  4. I interacted with a variety of individuals within the scientific community as part of a scientific research project directly related to my field of study.
  5. I have been the primary contributor to a scientific project that was directly related to my field of study.
  6. I have designed my own scientific project and conducted experiments as part of my own scientific project related to my field of study.






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