* 1. Please compete this survey of interest level and attitude towards computer science.

The goal is to compare students' perceptions about their own abilities with current technologies before and after taking CSCI103.

Therefore, we ask for your honesty in completing this survey, and we also invite you to omit responding to questions that make you feel uncomfortable.


Please know that your identifying information will be used ONLY to match pre/post responses. This information will be kept strictly confidential and all student identifiers will be removed, once pre/post data matching has occurred.

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* 2. In the past year, how often did you use a computer or mobile device (e.g., cellphone, ipad, etc.):

  Daily 2-3 times a week Once a week 1-2 times a month Once or a few times Never
for communication (e.g., texting, talking, IMing)?
for videos or music?
for social networking (e.g., Facebook, Twitter)?
to do coursework?
to do your own projects/creative work?
for playing video games?

* 3. In the past year, how often did you:

  Daily 2-3 times a week Once a week 1-2 times a month Once or a few times Never
Use an internet browser?
Research topics using the internet? (e.g., Wikipedia, Google, Google scholar)
Use a word processor (e.g., Word)?
Use a spreadsheet (e.g., Excel)?
Use presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint)?
Create a Blog entry?
Create or modify websites/pages?
Write computer programs? (not in HTML)

* 4. How many hours a week do you spend playing video games?

* 5. If someone were to ask you about things using or requiring 'computing', which things would you be thinking about?

  I WOULD think about this I would NOT think about this I'm not sure
Using computer applications (like Word, Photoshop)
Developing a web page
Using on-line social media (Facebook, IMing, etc.)
Writing a computer program (in a language like Java, C, Perl, PHP, etc.)
Manipulating datasets in Excel
Managing an iPod playlist
Setting up a wireless printer
Searching for data for a research paper on the web
Searching for the answer to some non-school-related question I have

* 6. Please indicate your level of agreement/disagreement with the following statements.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
I like to use computer science to solve problems.
Knowledge of computing will allow me to secure a good job.
I can learn to understand computing concepts.
My career goals do not require that I learn computing skills.
I can achieve good grades (C or better) in computing courses.
I do not like using computer science to solve problems.
I am confident that I can solve problems by using computer applications.
The challenge of solving problems using computer science appeals to me.

* 7. Please indicate your level of agreement/disagreement with the following statements.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
I am comfortable with learning computing concepts.
I would take additional computer science courses if I were given the opportunity.
I have self-confidence when it comes to computing courses.
I do think I can learn to understand computing concepts.
I think computer science is boring.
I hope that my future career will require the use of computer science concepts.
The challenge of solving problems using computer science appeals to me.
Developing computing skills will not play a role in helping me achieve my career goals.

* 8. Please indicate your level of agreement/disagreement with the following statements.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
I perform well in mathematics courses.
I have effective research skills.
I am good at using on-line search tools.
I am persistent at solving logic problems.
I can write successful computer programs.
I am capable of manipulating interactive media (image, video, sound).
I can effectively use abstractions and models to achieve goals.
I can succeed at solving problems using computer science.
I work productively in teams.
I can effectively analyze the ethical, legal, and social implications of computing.

* 9. Year in College

* 10. Gender

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