Loading…
avatar for Katherine Ryker

Katherine Ryker

POSTER TITLE: Developing a Survey to Understand Beliefs of Introductory STEM Students: A Case Study from Geology

THEME: Educational tools and interventions

ABSTRACT:

Introductory college courses play a critical role in training future citizen scientists and recruiting students who may have not previously considered a major. Recruitment efforts into these courses are key, especially for smaller disciplines, like geology. 


Guided by Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior, we conducted a two-phase, qualitative-then-quantitative study to generate a set of accessible, modal beliefs about enrolling in an introductory geology course using open-ended questions (Phase I), and from those developed and validated a closed-ended survey with multiple scales (Phase II). This presentation will share an overview of the survey development process, the resulting scales, and examine how responses compare across institutions. The goal of this survey is to better understand and refine recruitment and retention efforts into introductory courses. 


The BaSIC-Geo provides insights into the underlying cognitive foundations (beliefs) that explain why students enroll in a geology course. The strongest of these may be leveraged to recruit additional students to enroll in similar courses. The BaSIC-Geo survey design process is one that can be easily adapted to other STEM disciplines to create surveys like the BaSIC-Bio and BaSIC-Chem.

POSTER LINK: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TGQ7xiQmMtS-k9pbUDg0HdL_1qbW7m_J/view?usp=sharing
Monday, March 1
 

12:35pm CST

12:55pm CST

1:30pm CST

2:30pm CST

2:50pm CST

3:10pm CST

3:30pm CST

 
Tuesday, March 2
 

12:00pm CST

12:20pm CST

12:40pm CST

1:30pm CST

2:30pm CST

2:50pm CST

3:10pm CST

 
Wednesday, March 3
 

11:00am CST

12:00pm CST

12:20pm CST

12:40pm CST

1:30pm CST

 
  • Timezone
  • Filter By Date X-DBER 2021 Conference Mar 1 - 3, 2021
  • Filter By Venue Zoom
  • Filter By Type
  • Individual Zoom Links
  • Zoom Meeting Room A
  • Zoom Meeting Room B
  • Zoom Meeting Room C
  • Zoom Meeting Room D
  • Conference Theme
  • Room Theme
  • Subject