I was contacted a while ago by researchers interested in understanding how scientific software is developed. We had a good conversation, and they wanted to follow up with a survey to everyone who has been contributing to ASPECT. The survey is short, so should not take anyone very much time.
The details of the survey are below – it would be nice to get them some help in their research!
Subject: Study on Software Testing Practices in ASPECT Project
Dr. Upulee Kanewala (firstname.lastname@example.org), assistant professor at University of North Florida, and Dr. Nan Niu, associate professor (email@example.com) at University of Cincinnati are conducting a research study to gain a deep understanding about the current quality assurance workflow, testing practices, and tools used in scientific software development.
If you take part in our project, you will require to complete the following anonymous survey. We expect that participation in this study will take about 5 minutes of your time. Your responses will be confidential. Only authorized personnel will have access to your responses. Although there are no direct benefits to or compensation for taking part in this study, others may benefit from the information we learn from the results of this study. Additionally, there are no foreseeable risks for taking part in this project. Participation is voluntary and there are no penalties for deciding not to participate, skipping questions, or withdrawing your participation. You may choose not to participate in this research without negatively impacting your relationship with us. If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please contact us.
If you have questions about your rights as a research participant or if you would like to contact someone about a research-related injury, please contact the chair of the UNF Institutional Review board by calling (904) 620-2498 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your consideration.
This survey will close on September 19 .
Dr. Upulee Kanewala
Dr. Nan Niu
Upulee Kanewala, Ph.D.
School of Computing
University of North Florida