Lifespan and Life Course Research Integrating Strategies Un-Meeting Evaluation

Purpose

To elicit participant feedback on the 2020 Lifespan and Life Course Research Integrating Strategies Un-Meeting.

Executive Summary

On Monday, March 2, 2020 an Un-Meeting addressing the topics of Lifespan and Life Course Research: Integrating Strategies was held in Chicago, Illinois. The Un-Meeting aimed to cover important topics in research, encourage new collaborations, and generate new ideas. An evaluation survey was sent to all meeting participants following the Un-Meeting to examine how well the meeting goals were achieved. This report of the evaluation addresses Future Collaboration, New Topics, and Overall Value.

An initial email invitation with a link to the survey and two subsequent reminders were sent to attendees. At the conclusion of the online data collection, 42 responses were received from the total of 105 attendees, for a final response rate of 40.0%. The majority of the respondents “Agreed” or “Strongly Agreed” that the Un-Meeting addressed their expectations (n=38, 90.4%). The majority of the respondents also “Agreed” or “Strongly Agreed” that the topics covered by the Un-Meeting were valuable (n=37, 88.0%).

All 42 respondents answered a question about actions they had pursued or started to pursue as a result of attending the Un-Meeting. The top two responses (aside from “Other”) were “Implementing a new research idea” (n=13, 36.1%), and “Develop a pilot project program” (n=12, 33.3%). Those who chose “Other” specified other forms of collaborations such as “Potential data collaborations…,” and “stay in contact with the people I met to explore future collaborations”.

The survey included open-ended questions, for which attendees were asked to describe anything new they learned or benefits that they have experienced as a result of attending the Un-Meeting. The text responses were iteratively coded between three and five times via open coding and then categorized into core themes. Text responses were independently coded by a minimum of two coders and reviewed iteratively until agreement was reached on the theme or themes present in the response. The most frequently reported themes were “Networking/ Connections” (n=10) and “New Methods/ Strategies for Recruitment, Retention and/or Community Engagement” (n=10 and 14, respectively).

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Please provide your Email Address.
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Please select the name of your Institution.

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Please specify "other" institution.

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From which setting are you?

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Please specify what "other" setting you are from.

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Please rate your level of agreement with the following statement: This Un-Meeting covered topics I found valuable.

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Please rate your level of agreement with the following statement: This Un-Meeting addressed my expectations.

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Please rate your level of agreement with the following statement: There was adequate networking time allotted.

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Please rate your level of satisfaction with the Registration Process.

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Please rate your level of satisfaction with the Un-Meeting Location (City, State).

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Please rate your level of satisfaction with the Un-Meeting Facilities (Meeting rooms, etc.).

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Please rate your level of satisfaction with the Hotel Accommodations (Living space, etc.).

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Please rate your satisfaction with the Un-Meeting overall.
(1 = the lowest rating, 10 = the highest rating)

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Did you make new connections at this Un-Meeting?

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Please list examples of type of connections you made at this Un-Meeting (Potential research collaborator, funder, other expertise, etc.)

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Which of these actions do you intend to pursue as a result of the Un-Meeting:

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Please specify "other" actions you intend to pursue as a result of the Un-Meeting.

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With whom might you partner with on these actions you intend to pursue as a result of this Un-Meeting? (e.g., Name of university, organization, agency, funding institution)

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Did you learn anything new from this Un-Meeting?

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Please describe anything new you learned at this Un-Meeting.


Submitted by Jacqueline Attia on Fri, 06/19/2020 - 13:29