On November 29, 2017, the HELENA team held the 2nd HELENA workshop in Innsbruck. This time, the workshop had a very tight program: 6 regions presented initial findings. Furthermore, 4 (external) speakers gave lightning talks to challenge the HELENA team.
In summary, the HELENA team could celebrate a very successful data collection in the project’s second stage. In total, 1467 participants started and 691 completed the questionnaire (finally, 732 data points were accepted for analysis). Data was provided from participants from 55 countries (completed questionnaires from 42 countries), and 18 countries provided more than 10 data points – see also our world map of participating countries…
Beyond the presentation of the data collection outcomes, we ran breakout sessions that addressed topics such as terminology, data extraction and many more. Finally, the participants took the opportunity to team up, discuss topics of interest for data analysis and further collaboration.
HELENA results will now appear step-by-step, so: follow us to get latest information!
In summary, we (Stephen, Jürgen, Philipp, Marco) thank all the participants for the many contributions and the lively discussion. We look forward to meet again soon – next time hosted by Stephen MacDonell in New Zealand.
On September 30, 2017, we officially closed the stage-2 data collection. From October 1 to November 5, we had the phase-out of the study in which we collected final data points form (late) contacts and gave teams that joined HELENA over the summer some extra time to collect data. But, it’s done now! In total, we have collected ~1,450 interviews of which 691 participants submitted completely answered questionnaires.
On November 29, 2017, we will have the 2nd HELENA workshop in Innsbruck, Austria (co-located with PROFES 2017). The workshop program can be found here.
Also, follow us in Twitter (@helena_survey) or visit our ResearchGate project to get latest publications (and a bit later) project data.
After many months of hard work, the second stage of HELENA is ready. Tomorrow, more precisely, tonight with more than 60 researchers from more than 20 countries. That’s big, and we are very proud to have such a great team.
The questionnaire open May 3, 2017 at 0:00 and will accept answers until July 31, 2017. There will be some broadcasting using social media and also a more direct data collection approach. Therefore, follow us on ResearchGate and Twitter to stay up-to-date and to have quick access to our findings.
You can access the questionnaire here: https://www.soscisurvey.de/HELENA/
You are not (yet) on the participant’s list? You are open to share data and experience with us? Please contact us (the organization team).
We’re making progress. In the last blog, we announced the Twitter feed (@helena_survey) – and now, we’re active. Furthermore, the 1st HELENA workshop, which is co-located with ICSSP 2017 in Paris, was just officially announced. You can also find further information about this workshop on this website.
But note: all information is still tentative. We are working… Meanwhile, to all who do so: enjoy the Easter break.
Folks, we’re making progress. The survey is now implemented, and it will be available in 4 languages. Also, we created a Twitter account for our @helena_survey, so follow us on Twitter to get the latest information timely.
Finally, we have gathered most of our team and included the people into our shared workspace. So, we’re almost there! HELENA stage 2 is about to start very soon!
As HELENA has grown dramatically in the preparation of stage 2, our old ResearchGate project website has become to small. So, from now on, we use this website to present HELENA, to report our findings, and to post news. However, we continue using ResearchGate to host and share publications on HELENA.