Thank you for participating in the Koi hobbyist survey. This confidential survey will take approx 15 - 20 minutes to complete. This study is also part of Michael Chi-Chang Liu’s dissertation while pursuing his PhD degree in the Department of Science and Mathematics Education at Oregon State University.
You are being asked to do this survey because you are a Koi hobbyist, you are in a Koi show, you are a Koi hobbyist club member or you are viewing a Koi hobbyist related webpage. This study is designed and carried out by Oregon State University researchers to learn more about the motivation, interests and ways that Koi hobbyists seek for information when engaging with their Koi hobby. This survey will also help the development of an outreach program to facilitate ornamental fish hobbyists and businesses funded by Oregon Sea Grant. The survey is not for the purposes of assessing your science knowledge, performance, or personal abilities.
There are no foreseeable risks or benefits to taking part in this study. Your participation is voluntary and you may refuse to answer any question. Your responses will be combined with others in a statistical database. The information collected on this survey will remain anonymous/ confidential.
If you have any questions about this research project, please contact: Dr. John Falk by phone at (541) 737-3664 or by email at Falkj@science.oregonstate.edu. If you have questions about your rights as a participant, please contact the Oregon State University Institutional Review Board (IRB) Human Protections Administrator, at (541) 737-8008 or by email at IRB@oregonstate.edu. This contact information will be provided again at the end of this survey.
By continuing with this survey you agree to take part in this study.