a new resource for you: possible new ecotypes + 2022 data details

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James Proctor

Jan 26, 2023, 3:27:32 PMJan 26
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Dear colleagues, recently I sent you a communication discussing possible new EcoTypes...something I'm mulling over in anticipation of administering the EcoTypes survey among non-student, non-"enviro" populations.

Another reason for us to collectively consider new EcoTypes is for our enviro students to better appreciate, we might say, "Who is not in our classroom?" when they compare their EcoTypes. [Yet see linked page below: nearly 15% of 2022 responses would better fit one of these six new EcoTypes...so, they are likely in your classroom already.]

I've now created a new page, Possible New EcoTypes, you and your students may access at the bottom of the Survey menu on our EcoTypes site. In addition to giving a background and empirical details on these new EcoTypes, you may find the page useful as a slightly more detailed 2022 statistical comparison of all EcoTypes, including existing ones.

Now, two requests! You can really help me out via the following:
  1. Discuss this page/these new EcoTypes, and encourage your students (you can do this too!) to send me their thoughts via our feedback form. I would benefit from more eyes looking at these patterns and telling me what you see.
  2. One all-important issue: What do we call these new EcoTypes? You'll see that my names for them are provisional: I can't really give them a good name until I've interviewed people who correspond with each. So, my request: please ask students who possibly identify with these new EcoTypes if they are willing to do a quick Zoom interview with me over the next month or so. I can actually send you a re-analysis of your EcoTypes data from 2022 or 2023 (assuming you used an institutional code), where I've marked the (anonymous) responses that fall into one of these new EcoTypes. For those respondents who provided their email (as part of the followup reflection form) I was planning to reach out with an invitation, but you could really help me out as well.
So, thank you in advance for discussing this possible EcoTypes page, and if you could help me explore these new EcoTypes via brief, confidential student interviews I would be most appreciative.

Be in touch with questions!


Jim P.

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