Pre-Workshop Survey - Intro

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Consent to Participate in Research
Software Carpentry Pre-workshop Survey

Introduction and Purpose
My name is Erin Becker and I am the Associate Director of Data Carpentry. Thank you for volunteering to take part in our research study, which is about understanding the effectiveness of our workshops. To participate in the study, you will complete a short survey about your skills and attitudes related to our workshop content before and after your workshop. Depending on your location, the survey will be 20-23 questions long and will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

Your responses will be recorded anonymously. If you respond via email, your IP address will be registered; however, your responses will remain anonymous.  

Risks and Benefits
There are no direct risks or benefits to you from filling out this survey, and no compensation. We hope to use these results to improve workshops for future learners.

You are not required to take this survey to participate in our workshop. You may quit the survey at any time or skip any item other than those required to correctly sort your responses.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact Erin Becker, Associate Director of Data Carpentry at or or Megan Welsh, Assistant Professor of Education at the University of California, Davis at

If you have any questions about your rights or treatment as a research participant in this study or would like to provide input about this research, please contact the University of California at Davis’ IRB Board at (916) 703-9151,, or 2921 Stockton Blvd, Suite 1400, Room 1429, Sacramento, CA 95817.

If you have already taken this survey for this particular workshop, PLEASE DO NOT TAKE IT AGAIN. In this way we can have roughly the same number of pre- and post-survey responses.

I consent to taking this survey

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* 1. I consent to taking this survey

Are you age 18 or above?

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* 2. Are you age 18 or above?

When are you taking this survey?

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* 3. When are you taking this survey?