Science and community research

The Department of State Development, Business and Innovation has been tracking community attitudes and engagement with science and technology since its benchmarking survey in 2007,  prepared by Quantum Market Research. A second survey was conducted in 2011, prepared by Sweeney Research.

2011 study report

The 2011 study, Community Interest and Engagement with Science and Technology in Victoria 2011 shows how things have changed and stayed the same since the benchmark study in 2007.

The full report has been broken up into individual sections for faster download:

Background, research objectives and methodology, executive summary and international experience (PDF 747.61 KB)PDF icon

Detailed Findings, segmentation profiles, case studies and analysis (PDF 975.04 KB)PDF icon

Appendix 1: Demographic profile 2007 vs 2011 (PDF 141.46 KB)PDF icon

Appendix 2: Analysis of Variance (PDF 342.87 KB)PDF icon

Appendix 3: Fieldwork Materials (the 2011 CATI questionnaire) (PDF 268.65 KB)PDF icon

Appendix 4: 2011 data tables with comparison to 2007 by segment (PDF 855.32 KB)PDF icon

 

Summary

A summary of the 2011 report is also available.

Community Interest and Engagement with Science and Technology in Victoria 2011 - At a Glance (PDF 319.9 KB)PDF icon 

Word Versions of the above reports are available in the Publications listing

2007 study report

The 2007 benchmarking survey Community Interest and Engagement with Science and Technology in Victoria Research includes qualitative and quantitative findings, population segments, methodology and data tables.

Community Interest & Engagement with Science and Technology in Victoria - Research Report 2007 (PDF 2674 KB)PDF icon 

Summary 

A summary of the 2007 report is also available.

At a Glance report 2007 (PDF 571.04 KB)PDF icon 

Interactive data tool and raw data

Analyse the 2011 data by demographic group, chart question against question and make comparisons with the 2007 data using the simple interactive data tool available on the Sweeney Research: Community Interest and Engagement with Science in Victoria website.

Access to the interactive data tool and the Raw SPSS data is also available from the Victorian Government's data.vic.gov.au website.