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Table 4 Domains of the research preparation scale, reliability, and pre- and post-survey means

From: Building a virtual summer research experience in cancer for high school and early undergraduate students: lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

Domain 1. Understanding of the research process 2. Research application 3. Applicable skills
Survey Questions 1. I understand the research process.
2. I am prepared to conduct research.
3. I am prepared to conduct laboratory techniques.
4. I understand how scientists conduct research.
5. I understand how science knowledge relates to research practice.
6. I understand how to apply the scientific method in a research setting.
7. I am able to analyze and interpret data
8. I understand how scientific theories are derived from evidence
9. I have skills in scientific writing
10. I am able to work independently
11. I have good communication skills
Cronbach’s α 0.78 0.72 0.61
Pre-survey mean ± SD 3.76 ± 0.601 3.70 ± 0.523 4.31 ± 0.572
Post-survey mean ± SD 4.41 ± 0.392 4.24 ± 0.469 4.50 ± 0.707
p-value < 0.001 0.001 0.138