24 July, 2013

Closing time—next week

It's going on three months since we launched our online questionnaire, and over that time more than 1,300 participants have told us about their work in STEM, the communities where they live, and how their identities interact with both. We've also had fantastic responses to follow-up questions, both by e-mail and in one-on-one interviews, and we're grateful to everyone who has participated.

So we're going to close the questionnaire at the end of this month. After midnight (U.S. Central time) next Wednesday, 31 July, we'll no longer take new responses on the questionnaire. We expect to be getting the last of the e-mail responses, and wrapping up the personal interviews, about the same time.

Once we're officially done with data collection, we'll be able to start digging into everything participants have told us about their lives and work. We're hoping to start reporting results from the online questionnaire right here on the website, and we'll also add to the list of existing scholarly literature we've used to provide context for this study. We are beginning qualitative analysis of the e-mail responses, and thanks to generous funding from our friends at NOGLSTP, we'll be able to begin transcription and analysis of the personal interviews very soon as well.

So, if you haven't yet taken the survey, or you've been putting off e-mailing it to some friends or colleagues—now is the time!