Trust in the Museum – take part in this new piece of research

24 March 2015

If you have 10 minutes,  why not consider taking part in an interesting piece of research on staff values and community engagement?

This research is being conducted by Victoria Hollows, PhD candidate at the University of Leicester on Trust in the Museum – aligning the organisation’s values internally and externally.

The purpose of this survey is two-fold: to identify how staff in organisations actively thinking about community engagement hold a range of values and whether this varies across the organisation; and to seek possible connections with how trust is perceived.

You are invited to participate because you are member of the SJAM network and anyone working for a museum organisation can take part. Ideally you could circulate it across their whole organisation for a really full picture.

The research is in compliance with the research ethics guidelines of the University of Leicester

Completing the survey should take no more than 10 minutes.

Your responses will be confidential and no identifying information such as your name, email address or IP address will be collected. All data will be stored securely on encrypted media in full compliance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and the University’s Information Security Policy. The results of this study will be used for scholarly purposes only. Data analysis will focus on cross-organisation comparison. It will not highlight individual responses.

Your participation in this research study is voluntary. You may choose not to participate. If you decide to participate in this survey, you may withdraw at any time during the survey and your response will not be included. After the survey is completed it will not be possible to identify a person’s data for withdrawal.

Completing the survey should take no more than 10 minutes.

If you have any questions about the research study, please contact Victoria Hollows at<>. If you have any questions about the ethical conduct of the survey please contact Dr. Giasemi Vavoula at the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, 19 University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RF, 0116 252 3965.

Please click on the following link to access the survey: