In November 2019, the SSHD membership was polled on their views regarding a new diversity science initiative. As a result of the feedback, the Diversity Science Initiative Committee was convened. A summary of the survey results is presented below.
Demographics of the Survey Respondants
Total responses = 67
Percent members of SSHD = 85% (N=57); lapsed members = 9% (N=6); skipped question = 6% (N=4)
Percent female = 70% (N=47); percent male = 24% (N=16); skipped question = 6% (N=9)
Percent American Indian or Alaska Native = 2% (N=1); Asian or Asian American = 10% (N=7); Hispanic / Latinx = 8% (N=5); White = 75% (N=50); Other race = 2% (N=1). There were no Black or African American or Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander respondents to this survey.
Diversity Science Feedback
|Interest in Diversity Science Initiative|
|Frequency||Percent||Valid Percent||Cumulative Percent|
With regard to various proposed Diversity Science Initiative activities, the following were endorsed:
- Discussions = 33% (N=22)
- Collaborations = 36% (N=24)
- Publications = 31% (N=21)
- Networking at conference = 39% (N=26)
- Networking virtually = 24% (N=16)
- Other = 2% (N=1) [“Research and career development”]