This is an invitation for you to take part in an online survey that explores UK archaeologist's attitudes to the public and public engagement. I am seeking information on archaeologist's attitudes towards public outreach and knowledge exchange for my postdoctoral research project at Umeå University in Sweden.
I aim to obtain quantitative data on attitudes towards this type of work in the UK – and to see whether the anonymity of the survey will allow some greater 'truths' about public archaeology to be revealed. Do archaeologists really value this work, and how it impacts upon public perceptions of their expertise, or do they in fact feel that it is a waste of time? I aim to ‘take the pulse’ of attitudes to the public - to see if private perceptions match public rhetoric, and I hope that these data will be stepping off points for further work with some of the issues raised.
The survey is totally anonymous, so no personal data is stored, and it's very short and multiple-choice survey, rather than one requiring long comments. It should take about 3-5 minutes to complete. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
The link to the survey is here: https://websurvey.textalk.se/start.php?ID=90697 The survey closes on the 12 December 2015.
Many thanks for your help.
Department of Sociology
Archaeological Audiences Project
Dr Lorna Richardson
lorna.richardson [at] umu.se