Help us out by taking a survey!

We’ve written about scientific conferences before, and we’re happy to announce that all of our writers will be together at ESA 2017 in Denver, Colorado!

As always, we’ll write a post summarizing our experience…but our talk is a bit different this year. We’d like some information on our audience for the talk.

Here’s a link to the survey, and we’ll post a short bit of information for further context below the fold.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SDG7PDX

We’re interested in how well we’re reaching outside the scientific community. Historically, this is something that SciComm projects have struggled with. We get a wide variety of questions from a wide variety of people, so we’re interested in what our audience looks like.
Paige Jarreau has a great paper on this topic, and for our first go-round, we’re interested in the education level of our audience. The intent is to see how much we’re reaching outside the sphere of the scientific community.
We’re using her paper as a template for some quick comparisons. It doesn’t give us all the information we’d like to have, and leaves out some things we’d like to see…but we’re looking for a preliminary exploration of our reach.

This survey is completely voluntary, and will incorporate all of our social media platforms.

Jarreau, P. B., & Porter, L. (2017). Science in the Social Media Age: Profiles of Science Blog Readers. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 1077699016685558.

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