Shannon, C.F.; Stebbing, P.D.; Quinn, C.H.; Warren, D.A.; Dunn, A.M.

UK public perceptions around invasive species and biosecurity before and one year after undertaking e-Learning, 2015-2018

This data contains the results of student and professional perceptions surveys conducted in the UK before and after e-Learning training, as part of a project to determine the effectiveness of e-Learning as a training tool. The dataset include two surveys; before and after e-Learning training. Students and professionals were given two separate surveys which were combined to create one dataset. The surveys were collected between September 2015 and July 2018.

The objective of the survey was to collect data on participants’ awareness, risk perceptions and self-reported behaviours on biosecurity for invasive species. The topics on both the before and after survey included age, role at institution, field of work/study, field activity environments, cleaning methods for equipment, outerwear/footwear and transport and awareness and perceptions of risk around invasive species and biosecurity campaigns. The data does not include the aggregated cleaning scores that were used for the analysis nor has it excluded any participants that were not used in the final data analysis. The dataset has been anonymised by removing names of respondents, email addresses, departments or organisations worked for or studied in, and text responses which could have made the participant identifiable.

The research was funded by NERC project no NE/N008391/1.

Publication date: 2020-01-24

Get the data

This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Shannon, C.F.; Stebbing, P.D.; Quinn, C.H.; Warren, D.A.; Dunn, A.M. (2020). UK public perceptions around invasive species and biosecurity before and one year after undertaking e-Learning, 2015-2018. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/ac271791-b722-489c-9b68-b37316ec826c

 

Where/When

Temporal extent
2015-09-01    to    2018-07-31

Provenance & quality

All data was collected online using Online Surveys. Information of each survey is detailed in the supporting information. Both the before training and after training surveys took less than 10 minutes to complete. The number of the respondents in the before training survey was 804, and the number of respondents in the post training survey was 79. The spreadsheet has been converted to a CSV file.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Caitriona Shannon
University of Leeds
 Caitriona.F.Shannon@cranfield.ac.uk

Authors

Shannon, C.F.
University of Leeds
Stebbing, P.D.
APEM Limited
Quinn, C.H.
University of Leeds
Warren, D.A.
University of Leeds
Dunn, A.M.
University of Leeds

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Rights Holder
University of Leeds
 enquiries@leeds.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota , Environment
Keywords
Environmental risk Invasive species
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/N008391/1
Last updated
27 January 2020 10:31