The National Primary Science Survey (England) was designed to replicate, in part, similar work undertaken by the Leverhulme Primary Project team based at Exeter University between 1989 and 1993 (Wragg et al. 1989; Bennett et al. 1992; Carré and Carter 1990, 1993), the work of Pell and Jarvis (2003) and the Primary Horizons Project supported by the Wellcome Trust (Murphy et al. 2005). This was extended using a modified science implementation instrument developed by Dr. Brian Lewthwaite at the University of Manitoba in Canada (Lewthwaite 2005; Lewthwaite and Fisher 2004, 2005). The National Primary Science Survey’s own questionnaire is divided into four parts:
- Part 1: Personal Details;
- Part 2: School Details;
- Part 3: Perceived Curriculum Competence;
- Part 4: Science Implementation.
Despite appearing rather lengthy, the National Primary Science Survey questionnaire is easy to read and interpret and takes about 30 minutes to complete. Click here to view the National Primary Science Survey questionnaire.
Please note that the National Primary Science Survey questionnaire is protected by copyright.