Question 1 answers, Twitter for engagement with research survey, Tuesday 3 December 2013 12:24pm GMT, Chart CC-BY Ernesto Priego

We’ve been conducting a quick (really!) survey on using Twitter for engagement with research.

If you have already responded, thank you. Thank you as well if you have shared it on Twitter.

We are interested in learning more about the ways in which Twitter users engage with academic research. This quick survey contains 15 simple questions and should be pretty quick and straight-forward to complete.

It is a requirement that those answering this survey have an active Twitter account, but we will not ask you to share your username.

We are committed to protecting your personal information and respecting your privacy. We do not ask for your Twitter username, name, email address, telephone numbers or address, but the demographic data we require means we will ask you about your country of residence, age, the name of the institution you work for and main academic area of interest.

In obtaining your cooperation to participate in the survey, we undertake not to mislead you in any way about the nature of the research we are conducting, the way in which the data is collected and the use that will be made of the survey results.

All of the information that you provide will be treated as confidential and will only be used for research purposes. Your comments will not be identified as belonging to you, instead they will be combined with those gathered from other survey participants, and will be analysed as part of a group. We do not use any of the information you provide for direct marketing or other non-research activities. We might use any findings from this survey in an open access research paper or blog post, along the whole dataset.

Your participation is voluntary.

To complete the survey, go here.