Our ever-growing research team at DART (Development, Autism, Research Technology, for more info see www.dart.ed.ac.uk
) have been incredibly busy recently with some exciting research topics. You may have noticed a flurry of surveys circulating from our group recently on a variety of topics, from understanding the social lives of autistic people who are bilingual
, understanding the school experiences
of autistic people, and trying to find out how technology
is used in school settings by practitioners working with autistic children.
About the Autism and Bilingualism Census
This survey had 2 main goals. This first one was to learn how people with autism can become bilingual: did they grow up in a bilingual family, did they learn their second language as an adult, how do they use their languages? The second goal was to understand the link between bilingualism and social life in autism.
We were overjoyed to have over 300 autistic adults fill in the ABC, and would like to invite you back to fill in a survey about taking a survey.
Is this ANOTHER survey?
Yes! But just a short one, and the last for a while, we promise! This survey is about your experience of taking a survey from the DART research team, and is an opportunity for our survey respondents to feedback on their experience. Were the questions too complicated, did the survey take too long, are you unsure what we were asking, or was the colour scheme off? Please tell us, so we can make our research more publicly access to the communities we aim to help through research.
This survey is the Standard Participant Question Response (SPQR), and it is a feedback mechanism for us at DART to check whether participants are happy with the research we are conducting. The SPQR was created by a group of autistic people based at the University of Essex, and you can read more on it here
What will it involve?
After reading and agreeing to the information below, you will then be asked a very short series of questions about completing the survey, don't worry if you can't remember if it was a while ago. If anything does stick out, you can let us know. After completing the SPQR you will have another chance to sign up to any newsletters from us, or summarized results from any of our recent survey projects.