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Jun 21, 2019

Participate in a research study: Mathematics and science ability in students - teachers' perceptions and teaching effects

You are being invited to participate in a research study titled Mathematics and science ability in students - teachers' perceptions and teaching effects.'

To take part, it is essential that you teach science and mathematics to the same cohort/s within your school.

The study will inform the MSc Psychology dissertation of PSTT College Fellow, Katja Rudden, based at Leeds Beckett University.

The purpose of this research study is to find out if there is a perceived link between a child’s mathematics and science ability, and, if so, if this affects teachers’ delivery and subsequent pupil attainment?

You will be asked to complete an online questionnaire which will take approximately 10 minutes. You will be asked how strongly you feel about each question on a 0 to 100 percent rating scale.

Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw until one week after the link has closed, therefore the last withdrawal day will be 9th July 2019. There is no obligation to take part and not taking part will not affect the dissertation outcome.
You are free to omit any question.

We believe there are no known risks associated with this research study; however, as with any online related activity the risk of a breach is always possible. To the best of our ability your answers in this study will remain confidential. We will minimise any risks by password protecting all data storage units and deleting raw data after the analysis has been completed.

Should you feel upset about the contents of this questionnaire and would like to talk, please contact the Samaritans via or

On behalf of Katja Rudden:
Many thanks and best wishes,