The Delta Residents’ Survey research project aims to gain a better understanding of the attitudes, values and well-being of Delta residents in relation to both social and environmental aspects of the region. The best way for policymakers and stakeholders in the Delta to understand the variety of viewpoints people have about Delta management is to ensure we have diverse and representative participation on the survey. More information on this research project can be found under the “Delta Residents Survey” dropdown on this webpage (https://deltacouncil.ca.gov/social-science). This research is being collaboratively conducted by California Sea Grant and Sacramento State University Institute for Social Research, with support from the Delta Science Program.
The research team is currently looking for volunteers representing diverse perspectives from Delta residents to beta-test the draft survey this summer (July-August 2022). Beta-testers will be asked to take the survey as if they are a respondent and then to provide feedback on the draft survey to ensure that we are using appropriate wording, survey questions are clear and easy to understand, and the survey is easy and straightforward to access. Beta-testing should take 1 hour or less and will be conducted remotely throughout July and August. We will provide Visa gift cards for participants as a token of appreciation for participants’ time and thoughtful input. If interested in being a beta tester, please fill out this quick poll (https://forms.gle/ikuA3eK3vCyd8Yvq8)(<2 mins) with some basic information and your contact information. We will follow up with beta testing instructions later in July.
Please direct any questions about the project overall or the beta testing to project lead Jessica Rudnick, Social Science Extension Specialist for the Delta, at firstname.lastname@example.org.