Eurobarometer is a Community-wide survey carried out in 1992 on behalf of the European Commission concerning the public understanding of, and attitudes towards, Science and Technology (S&T). The specific questions of the survey concern:

How well are the Europeans informed about science and technology;

What Europeans know about science and technology;

What are the attitudes toward S&T?

What is the status of European research;

What is the awareness of European research policy?

In 1997 in the framework of PHARE Programme Bialecki and Sztabinski from Centre for Research on Science  and  Policy  and  Higher  Education  of  the  Warsaw  University  carried  out  a  pilot  study  of  the  full EUROBAROMETR survey planned in 1998.

Paper - based on Bialecki and Sztabinski report - describes briefly the following issues:

The questionnaire, the sample, assumptions and course of the study;

Methodological problems;

Main findings of pilot study in comparison with the results of the ”Eurobarometer 38.1” survey.
 

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Eurobarometer 38.1
Results of a pilot study in Poland

Jan Kozlowski   Komitet Badan Naukowych (KBN)

Eurobarometer is a Community-wide survey carried out in 1992 on behalf of the European Commission concerning the public understanding of, and attitudes towards, Science and Technology (S&T). The specific questions of the survey concern:

How well are the Europeans informed about science and technology;

What Europeans know about science and technology;

What are the attitudes toward S&T?

What is the status of European research;

What is the awareness of European research policy?

In 1997 in the framework of PHARE Programme Bialecki and Sztabinski from Centre for Research on Science  and  Policy  and  Higher  Education  of  the  Warsaw  University  carried  out  a  pilot  study  of  the  full EUROBAROMETR survey planned in 1998.

Paper - based on Bialecki and Sztabinski report - describes briefly the following issues:

The questionnaire, the sample, assumptions and course of the study;

Methodological problems;

Main findings of pilot study in comparison with the results of the ”Eurobarometer 38.1” survey.
 

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