Monday, September 24, 12:00-1:30
4270 Talley Student Center
Citizen science researchers and others who run public outreach programs routinely need to understand what their stakeholders and participants are thinking. Often this is done through survey research. But survey methods don’t always capture the vivid stories and personal meanings that can be central to participants’ experiences. This worksop will introduce some ideas about how to use qualitative, interpretative methods to augment survey research.
Presenter K.C. Busch joined NC State in August 2017 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Leadership in Public Science. K.C. is an assistant professor in the Department of STEM Education, where she specializes in informal science learning. Drawing on research from the fields of science communication and environmental psychology, K.C. has used mixed methods to investigate the language used to teach about climate change in educational settings.