Appendix C
Computer-Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) Questionnaire for Graduate Trainees

INTRO:

Hello, may I please speak to {INSERT FIRST NAME}?

01

PERSON ON THE TELEPHONE/PERSON COMING TO THE TELEPHONE

02

PERSON NOT AVAILABLE BUT CAN BE REACHED HERE

03

PERSON NOT KNOWN AT THIS NUMBER

PRETEST INTRODUCTION

Hello, my name is ______, and I'm calling on behalf of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The Academy is conducting an assessment of some National Institutes of Health research training programs. You have been selected to help us out in testing the questionnaire because of your research experience in {YEAR} at {INSTITUTION}. We are interested in hearing your responses and assessing the flow of the questionnaire. We would really appreciate your help. The call should take less than 30 minutes. Before we begin, I would like to assure you that everything we talk about will be confidential. Your answers will only be used for evaluating the questions I will ask you, and they will never be reported in a way that can be linked back to you. Keep in mind, you may refuse to answer any question. You should also know that this call is being recorded for evaluation purposes.

INTRODUCTION

Hello, my name is ______, and I'm calling on behalf of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The Academy is conducting an assessment of some National Institutes of Health research training programs. Recently, you received a letter inviting you to participate in a telephone interview to discuss your {ACADEMIC LEVEL} research experience in {YEAR}. The interview should take between 20 and 25 minutes. Is this a good time for you? Before we begin, I would like to assure you that everything we talk about is confidential. Your answers will only be reported in the aggregate, and will never be reported in a way that they can be linked back to you. They will only be disclosed to the researchers involved in this project, except as otherwise required by law. You may also refuse to answer any question. You should also know that this call may be monitored for the purposes of quality assurance.



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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 Appendix C Computer-Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) Questionnaire for Graduate Trainees INTRO: Hello, may I please speak to {INSERT FIRST NAME}? 01 PERSON ON THE TELEPHONE/PERSON COMING TO THE TELEPHONE 02 PERSON NOT AVAILABLE BUT CAN BE REACHED HERE 03 PERSON NOT KNOWN AT THIS NUMBER PRETEST INTRODUCTION Hello, my name is ______, and I'm calling on behalf of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The Academy is conducting an assessment of some National Institutes of Health research training programs. You have been selected to help us out in testing the questionnaire because of your research experience in {YEAR} at {INSTITUTION}. We are interested in hearing your responses and assessing the flow of the questionnaire. We would really appreciate your help. The call should take less than 30 minutes. Before we begin, I would like to assure you that everything we talk about will be confidential. Your answers will only be used for evaluating the questions I will ask you, and they will never be reported in a way that can be linked back to you. Keep in mind, you may refuse to answer any question. You should also know that this call is being recorded for evaluation purposes. INTRODUCTION Hello, my name is ______, and I'm calling on behalf of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The Academy is conducting an assessment of some National Institutes of Health research training programs. Recently, you received a letter inviting you to participate in a telephone interview to discuss your {ACADEMIC LEVEL} research experience in {YEAR}. The interview should take between 20 and 25 minutes. Is this a good time for you? Before we begin, I would like to assure you that everything we talk about is confidential. Your answers will only be reported in the aggregate, and will never be reported in a way that they can be linked back to you. They will only be disclosed to the researchers involved in this project, except as otherwise required by law. You may also refuse to answer any question. You should also know that this call may be monitored for the purposes of quality assurance.

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 Q2a SCREENER: Because participants in this study were randomly selected, I need to confirm that you are the appropriate person to be answering these questions. Could you please tell me the last four digits of your Social Security number? [IF NECESSARY: I only need the last four digits of your Social Security number, not the entire number. I am not able to see your social security number. My computer will compare the information you provide with the information we have on the selected study participants.] 01 RECORD RESPONSE 98 DON’T KNOW 99 REFUSED Q2a2 SSN: __ __ ___ ___ (Q2oops) /IF NO MATCH, REFUSED, DON'T KNOW GOTO GOOD-BYE/ Great, we have a match. Let’s begin the interview by talking about when your research was supported by {PROGRAM} at {INSTITUTION} in {YEAR}. A.1 How did you hear about the {PROGRAM}? I'm going to read a list of ways you might have learned about the {PROGRAM}, please tell me all that apply to you. [INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ LIST] A. Trainee Awareness and Expectations ga.1a Did you hear about it from an undergraduate professor?   01 YES   02 NO   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED ga.1b Did you hear about it from an undergraduate academic counselor?   01 YES   02 NO   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED ga.1c Did you hear about it from your graduate advisor?   01 YES   02 NO   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 ga.1d Did you hear about it from departmental staff?   01 YES   02 NO   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED ga.1e Did you hear about it from a faculty colleague or peer?   01 YES   02 NO   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED ga.1f Did you hear about it from a close personal friend?   01 YES   02 NO   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED ga.1g Did you hear about it from a notice on a bulletin board?   01 YES   02 NO   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED ga.1h Did you hear about it from a scientific journal?   01 YES   02 NO   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED ga.1i Did you hear about it from the Internet?   01 YES   02 NO   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED ga.1j Or did you learn about it by some other means?   01 YES   02 NO   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 /IF A.1 = 95 THEN ASK A.1.O, ELSE GOTO A.2/ ga1o How did you learned about the {PROGRAM}?   01 RECORD RESPONSE   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED ga1how /TEXT LENGTH = 270/ ENTER RESPONSE: _____________________ ga2 At the time your research was supported by the {PROGRAM} at {INSTITUTION}, what was the highest degree you hoped to earn? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: IF NECESSARY READ LIST]   01 MA/MS   02 Professional Master’s   03 MBA   04 Ph.D.   05 MD   06 MD-Ph.D.   07 Other health degree (e.g., DDS, …)   08 Law degree   95 or some other degree   98 DON'T REMEMBER   99 REFUSED /IF A.2 = 95 ASK A.2.O ELSE CONTINUE/ ga2o What was the highest degree you hoped to earn?   01 RECORD RESPONSE   98 DON'T REMEMBER   99 REFUSED ga2what /TEXT LENGTH = 270/ RESPONSE: _______________________ ga4_1-ga4_13 When you were at {INSTITUTION} in {YEAR}, what were your career goals? I am going to read you a list of possibilities, please tell me all of the career goals that you had at that time. Were they: [INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ LIST. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY]

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 /MUL = 8/   01 to practice medicine   02 to do clinical research   03 to do basic biological research   04 to do behavioral research   05 to do licensed clinical work at the Ph.D. level (e.g., Psychologist)   06 to work in the allied health professions (such as nursing, social work, paramedic, etc.)   07 to teach   95 or did you have some other goal that I did not mention?   97 NO SPECIFIC CAREER GOALS AT THAT TIME   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED /IF A.4 = 95 ASK A.4.O ELSE CONTINUE/ g4ao Please tell me what other career goals you had at that time?   01 RECORD RESPONSE   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED ga4what /TEXT LENGTH = 270/ RESPONSE: _______________________ ga5 During the time of your {PROGRAM} at {INSTITUTION} what did you see as the immediate next step in your career path? I am going to read you a list of options. Please choose one. Did you see your next step as … [INTERVIEWER NOTE: PLEASE READ LIST]   01 getting a postdoctoral appointment   02 obtaining a faculty position at a college or university   03 getting a job in K-12 education   04 going on to medical school   05 getting a job in government   06 getting a job in the private sector   95 or obtaining some other position?   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED /IF A.5 = 95 ASK A.5.O ELSE CONTINUE/ ga5o Please tell me what you saw as the immediate next step?   01 RECORD RESPONSE   98 DON’T KNOW   99 REFUSED ga5what /TEXT LENGTH = 270/ RESPONSE: _______________________

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 ga6_1-ga6_8 What did you expect to gain from your {PROGRAM}program? I’m going to read a list of expectations, please tell me all the ones that applied to you at that time. Did you expect: [INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ LIST. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY] /MUL = 9/   01 to improve your research skills   02 to increase your chances of being admitted into medical school   03 to increase your chances of obtaining a postdoctoral appointment after graduate school   04 to establish a relationship with a mentor   05 to improve your teaching skills   06 to increase your chances of obtaining a teaching appointment after graduate school   07 to increase your chances of obtaining a research faculty appointment after graduate school   08 to finance your education   09 or to increase your chances at securing future grants and fellowships?   10 to improve your career options   97 DID NOT HAVE EXPECTATIONS (SKIP TO B.1)   98 DON'T KNOW (SKIP TO B.1)   99 REFUSED (SKIP TO B.1) /SET VARIABLE EXPECTATIONS = number of responses provided in A.6/ ga7 Did you have any other expectations that I didn't mention?   01 YES   02 NO (SKIP TO A.8)   98 DON'T KNOW (SKIP TO A.8)   99 REFUSED (SKIP TO A.8) /IF A.7 = 01 ASK A.7.O ELSE CONTINUE/ A.7.O What were they? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Respondent may provide up to 3 other expectations.] ga7b1 01 /TEXT LENGTH = 70/ RESPONSE: _______________ ga7b2 02 /TEXT LENGTH = 70/ RESPONSE: ________________ ga7b3 03 /TEXT LENGTH = 70/ RESPONSE: ________________

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 /UPDATE VARIABLE EXPECTATIONS = number responses A.7 + A.7.O/ ga8_01-ga8_11. I am going to read you a list of expectations that you just mentioned you had for the {PROGRAM}. Please tell me which ones were not met. /RECALL EXPECTATIONS FROM A.6 AND A.7.O, RANGE 1-10, LOOP BASED ON NUMBER OF EXPECTATIONS/ /START LOOP/ Was {RECALL {EXPECTATION X}} met?   01 YES   02 NO   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED /WHEN LOOP # = #EXPECTATIONS, END LOOP/ ga8a_1 Could you tell me how or in what ways the{PROGRAM} did not meet your expectations?   01 RECORD RESPONSE   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED GA8a /LENGTH = 240 CHAR/ RESPONSE: ____________________________ B. Work and Finances B.1 Switching gears, I would like to talk about sources of financial support. gb2. During the time you received {PROGRAM}, did you have any additional sources of financial support?   01 YES   02 NO (SKIP TO B.3b)   98 DON'T KNOW (SKIP TO B.3b)   99 REFUSED (SKIP TO B.3b) gb3a_1-gb3a_9. I am going to read a list of other funding sources you may have had while receiving {PROGRAM} in {YEAR}. Please tell me all that applied to your situation. Did you also have: /MUL = 9/

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 [PLEASE READ. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY]   01 any scholarships   02 any loans (from any other source)   03 a job that paid a wage or a salary   04 sany personal savings that you used to support yourself   05 help from a spouse or family support   06 a research grant or fellowship other than your {PROGRAM}   07 a teaching assistantship   08 a research assistantship other than your {PROGRAM}   95 or some other source of support that I haven't mentioned?   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED /IF B.3.a = 95 ASK B.3.a.O ELSE CONTINUE/ gb3ao From what other source, or sources, did you receive support?   01 RECORD RESPONSE   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED gb3awhat RESPONSE/TEXT 70/: __________________________________ gb3b_1-gb3b_9 Now I would like you to think about your graduate years, as a whole. I am going to read the same list of funding sources. Please tell me all the funding sources you used during graduate school. Did you have: /MUL = 9/   01 any scholarships   02 any loans (from any other source)   03 a job that paid a wage or a salary   04 any personal savings that you used to support yourself   05 help from a spouse or family support   06 a research grant or fellowship other than your {PROGRAM}   07 a teaching assistantship   08 a research assistantship other than your {PROGRAM}   95 or some other source of support that I haven't mentioned?   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED /IF B.3.b = 95 ASK B.3.a.O ELSE CONTINUE/

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 gb3bo From what other source, or sources, did you receive support during your graduate school years?   01 RECORD RESPONSE   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED gb3bwhat RESPONSE/TEXT 270/: _____________________________________ gb4a What is your current status, with respect to {INSTITUTION}? I am going to read you a list of possibilities, please stop me when I reach the one that best describes your current status with respect to {INSTITUTION}. [INTERVIEWR NOTE: PLEASE READ LIST, STOP WHEN RESPONDENTS PICKS]   01 I am still enrolled at {INSTITUTION} (SKIP TO B.5)   02 I left the {INSTITUTION} without getting a degree.   03 I graduated from the {INSTITUTION} with a Master’s degree (SKIP TO B.5)   04 I graduated from the {INSTITUTION} with a Ph.D. (SKIP TO B.4b)   05 I transferred to another university and am still a student. (SKIP TO B.5)   06 I transferred to another university and then left without getting a degree   07 I transferred to another university and graduated with a Master’s degree (SKIP TO B.5)   08 I transferred to another university and then graduated with a Ph.D. (SKIP TO B.4b)   09 I am currently on leave from {INSTITUTION}. (SKIP TO B.5)   95 OTHER   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED /IF B.4a = 95 THEN ASK, ELSE CONTINUE/ gb4a0 How would you describe your current status with respect to {INSTITUTION}?   01 RECORD RESPONSE   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED gb4ahow RESPONSE/TEXT 270/: __________________________________ /IF B.4a = 02 or 06 ASK B.4a.O ELSE CONTINUE/ gb4a1 Tell me briefly, the reasons why you left without getting a degree?   01 RECORD RESPONSE   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED gb4awhy /TEXT LENGTH = 270/ RESPONSE: _______________________

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 /IF B.4a = 04 or 08 ASK, ELSE CONTINUE/ gb4b_1-gb4b_5 What did you do after completing your Ph.D.? I am going to read you a list of possibilities, please tell me, please tell me which one, or ones, applies to you: Did you--- [INTERVIEWER NOTE: PLEASE READ LIST] /MUL = 5/   01 secure a postdoctoral appointment   02 get a job in Academia   03 get a job in Government   04 get a job in the private sector   05 continue your education in some way   06 or none of these?   98 DON’T KNOW   99 REFUSED gb5 Since your participation in the {PROGRAM}, have you been awarded any research grants on which you were the principal investigator?   01 YES   02 NO (SKIP TO B.6)   98 DON'T KNOW (SKIP TO B.6)   99 REFUSED (SKIP TO B.6) gb5a1 How many research grants have you been awarded as principal investigator?   01 RECORD RESPONSE   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED gb5a RANGE {1-500}______________ NUMBER gb6 Since your participation in the {PROGRAM}, have you been the first or senior author on any published research papers?   01 YES   02 NO (SKIP TO D.1)   98 DON'T KNOW (SKIP TO D.1)   99 REFUSED (SKIP TO D.1) gb6a1 How many research papers have you been the first or senior author?   01 RECORD RESPONSE   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 gb6a RANGE {1-500}______________ NUMBER D. Research and Laboratory Experience D.1 During the time you received the {PROGRAM}, how many people were in your principal investigator's, or PI's, research group? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: A principle investigator (or PI) is the head of the lab or research group]. [INTERVIEWER PROBE: That is, on a typical day when the lab or office was full, about how many people worked there? IF NECESSARY: Your best guess is fine.] /RANGE 1-50 / NUMBER: ______________   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED d2 How many of the people in your PI’s research group were underrepresented minorities? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Underrepresented Minorities include: African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders] /RANGE 1-50 / NUMBER: ______________   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED E. Mentor Demographics E.2 While you were in the {PROGRAM}, was there someone who took a personal interest in and was supportive of, your research or career?   01 YES   02 NO (SKIP TO F.1)   98 DON'T KNOW (SKIP TO F.1)   99 REFUSED (SKIP TO F.1) /IF E.2 = 01 THEN READ PRE.E3;/ PRE. E.3 For the purposes of the following questions, I am going to refer to this person who took an interest in and was supportive of your research career as a "mentor" e3a Was your mentor male or female?

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 [INTERVIEWER: PLEASE READ THE LIST]   01 you did not remain in touch   02 less than six months   03 less than one year   04 between one and three years   05 between three and six years   06 greater than six years   98 DON’T KNOW   99 REFUSED h4i Finally, how long after leaving the same lab or research group did you remain in touch with other research colleagues at {INSTITUTION}? I am going to read you a list of possibilities, stop me when I read one that describes how long you stayed in touch … [INTERVIEWER: PLEASE READ THE LIST]   01 you did not remain in touch   02 less than six months   03 less than one year   04 between one and three years   05 between three and six years   06 greater than six years   98 DON’T KNOW   99 REFUSED h5 Overall, do you believe the {PROGRAM} had an influence on your education?   01 YES   02 NO (SKIP TO H.6)   98 DON'T KNOW (SKIP TO H.6)   99 REFUSED (SKIP TO H.6) /IF H.5 = 01 ASK H.5.O ELSE SKIP TO H.6/ h5a Please tell me how {PROGRAM} influenced your education?   01 RECORD RESPONSE   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED h5ao /LENGTH = 240 CHAR/ RESPONSE: ____________________________

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 h6 Do you believe the {PROGRAM} had an influence on your career?   01 YES   02 NO (SKIP TO I.1)   98 DON'T KNOW (SKIP TO I.1)   99 REFUSED (SKIP TO I.1) /IF H.6 = 01 ASK H.6O ELSE CONTINUE/ h6a1 Please tell me how the {PROGRAM} influenced your career?   01 RECORD RESPONSE   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED h6ao /LENGTH = 240 CHAR/ RESPONSE: _______________________ I. Demographics I.1 Now, I want to ask you a few questions about yourself and your family. i2a At the time you received the {PROGRAM}, did you have a spouse or long-term partner?   01 YES   02 NO   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED i2b At the time your {PROGRAM} was active, did you have any dependents? [INTERVIEWER: a dependent is someone that the respondent supported financially and could legitimately claim on his/her income tax return].   01 YES   02 NO (SKIP TO I.3)   98 DON'T KNOW (SKIP TO I.3)   99 REFUSED (SKIP TO I.3) i2c1 How many dependents did you have at that time?   01 RECORD RESPONSE   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED i2c ENTER ____________ /RANGE =1-12/

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 i3 Is English your first language?   01 YES   02 NO   98 DON’T KNOW   99 REFUSED i4 Are you Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino? [DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]   01 YES (Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino incl: Chicano, Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican)   02 NO, NONE OF THESE CATEGORIES APPLY   98 DON’T KNOW   99 REFUSED i5_1-i5_6 What is your race? Would you describe yourself as….. [INTERVIEWER NOTE: PLEASE READ MAJOR CATEGORIES HEADINGS ONLY. SELECT ALL THAT APPLY] /MUL = 6/   01 White,   02 Black, African American   03 Asian, (incl: Asian Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese)   04 Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian or…, (incl: Chamorro, Filipino, Guamanian, Samoan)   05 American Indian, Alaska Native,   95 Or some other race?   98 DON’T KNOW   99 REFUSED [IF I.51 = 95 CONTINUE, ELSE SKIP TO I.6] i5o OTHER TEXT: _________________________________ i6 What is the highest degree you received?

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Please read list]   01 Associates Degree   02 BA/BS Candidate   03 BA/BS   04 MA/MS   05 MBA   06 Professional Master’s   07 ABD   08 MD-Ph.D. combined   09 Ph.D. only   10 M.D. only   11 Other health degree (e.g., DDS, DVM, RN, NP …)   12 Law degree   95 Some other degree not mentioned.   99 REFUSED /IF I6 = 95 ASK, ELSE CONTINUE/ i6o SPECIFY /TEXT = 70/_________________________________ i7 Are you currently working in the biological or behavioral sciences?   01 YES   02 NO   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED i8 Currently, how do you spend most of your productive daily hours Monday through Friday? I’m going to read you a list of options. Please choose one. [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Please read list]   01 you are working (SKIP TO I.10)   02 you are looking for a job (SKIP TO I.9C)   03 you are a stay-at-home parent or full-time caretaker for a family member (SKIP TO I.9C)   04 you are pursuing a degree (SKIP TO I.9A)   05 you are currently on leave from a job/academic program (SKIP TO I.9C)   06 you are retired (SKIP TO I.10)   95 or are you doing something else? (SKIP TO I.9B1)   98 DON’T KNOW (SKIP TO I.9C)   99 REFUSED (SKIP TO I.9C) i9a What degree are you pursuing, currently?

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Please read list]   04 MA/MS   05 MBA   06 Professional Masters   08 MD-Ph.D. combined   09 Ph.D. only   10 MD only   11 Other health degree (e.g., DDS, DVM, RN, NP….)   12 Law degree   95 Some other degree not mentioned.   99 REFUSED /IF I.8 = 95 THEN ASK, ELSE CONTINUE/ i9b1 How would you describe what you do with your most productive hours Monday through Friday? How would you describe what you are currently doing?   01 RECORD RESPONSE   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED i9bo RESPONSE: /TEXT = 270/_______________________ /IF I.8 = 01 DO NOT ASK, ASK OF EVERYONE ELSE/ i9c Have you ever worked?   01 YES   02 NO (SKIP TO INSTRUCTION BEFORE I.15a)   98 DON’T KNOW   99 REFUSED i9d Have you ever held a full-time job?   01 YES   02 NO   98 DON’T KNOW   99 REFUSED i10 What is (was) your most recent primary employment sector? Was it in …?

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Please read list]   01 education   02 government (SKIP TO I.12)   03 private sector (SKIP to I.13)   04 something else (SKIP to I.14)   98 DON'T KNOW (SKIP to I.15a)   99 REFUSED (SKIP to I.15a) i11 Within the education sector, do you (or did you) primarily work at…. [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Please read list]   01 a U.S. medical school   02 a U.S. 4-year college or university   03 a U.S. junior, or community college   04 an elementary or secondary school   05 a foreign institution   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED /IF I.4 = 01, or I.5 = 02,04,05 ASK I.15a, ELSE GOTO I.16/ i12 Within the government sector, do you (did you) primarily work for…. [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Please read list]   01 a foreign government   02 the U.S. federal government (i.e., civil service)   03 the U.S. military   04 a state government   05 a county or municipal government   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED /IF I.4 = 01, or I.5 = 02,04,05 ASK I.15a, ELSE GOTO I.16/ i13 Within the private sector, do you (did you) primarily work…. [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Please read list]   01 in industry or business   02 for a private research institute   03 for a nonprofit organization   04 or are you or were you self-employed   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 /IF I.4 = 01, or I.5 = 02,04,05 ASK I.15a, ELSE GOTO I.16/ i141 How would you describe your most recent primary employment sector?   01 RECORD RESPONSE   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED i14 /TEXT = 250 CHARACTERS/ RESPONSE: ____________________ /IF I.4 = 01, or I.5 = 02,04,05 ASK I.15a, ELSE GOTO I.16/ i15a Still thinking back to when you were supported by the {PROGRAM} at {INSTITUTION}, do you believe that being a minority individual in some way, affected your research training experience?   01 YES   02 NO (SKIP TO I.16)   98 DON’T KNOW (SKIP TO I.16)   99 REFUSED (SKIP TO I.16) i15bo In what ways did your minority status affected your research training experience?   01 RECORD RESPONSE   98 DON’T KNOW   99 REFUSED i15b /TEXT = 250 CHARACTERS/ RESPONSE: ____________________ i16 Are you an only child?   01 YES   02 NO   97 NOT APPLICABLE   98 DON’T KNOW   99 REFUSED /IF I.16 = 02 ASK/ i17 Do your parents or any siblings have a bachelors (4-year) degree? /IF I.16 = 01,97,98,99 ASK/ PreI.17Do either of your parents have a bachelors have a bachelors (4-year) degree?   01 YES   02 NO   97 NOT APPLICABLE   98 DON’T KNOW   99 REFUSED

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 /IF I.16 = 02 ASK/ i18 Do your parents or any siblings have a graduate degree? /IF I.16 = 01,97,98,99 ASK/ PreI.18 Do either of your parents have a bachelors have a graduate degree?   01 YES   02 NO   97 NOT APPLICABLE   98 DON’T KNOW   99 REFUSED i19 Still thinking back to the time your {PROGRAM} was active, how supportive would you say your parents were of your overall career goals? On a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 is not supportive at all, and 5 is extremely supportive, how would you rate the supportiveness of your parents for your career goals?   01 NOT SUPPORTIVE AT ALL   02     03 NEUTRAL   04     05 EXTREMELY SUPPORTIVE   97 NOT APPLICABLE   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED /IF I.2a = 01, ASK I.20, ELSE GOTO J.1/ i20 Similarly, how supportive would you say your spouse or partner was of your overall career goals, at this same time? Remember, 1 is not supportive at all, and 5 is extremely supportive   01 NOT SUPPORTIVE AT ALL   02     03 NEUTRAL   04     05 EXTREMELY SUPPORTIVE   97 NOT APPLICABLE   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED J. General questions J.1 Finally, to finish the survey I want to ask you some general questions about the {PROGRAM}. j2_1 What were the best features of the {PROGRAM}?

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 01 RECORD RESPONSE 98 DON'T KNOW 99 REFUSED j2o /LENGTH = 240 CHAR/ RESPONSE: ___________________________ j3_1 What were the worst features of the {PROGRAM}?   01 RECORD RESPONSE   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED j3o /LENGTH = 240 CHAR/ RESPONSE: ___________________________ j4 Do you believe the {PROGRAM} could be improved in any way?   01 YES   02 NO (SKIP TO J.6)   98 DON'T KNOW (SKIP TO J.6)   99 REFUSED (SKIP TO J.6) j4_1 If you could make improvements to the {PROGRAM} what would they be?   01 RECORD RESPONSE   98 DON'T KNOW   99 REFUSED j4o /LENGTH = 240 CHAR/ RESPONSE: ___________________________ j6 Is there anything else you would like NIH to know about the {PROGRAM}?   01 YES   02 NO (SKIP TO GOODBYE)   98 DON'T KNOW (SKIP TO GOODBYE)   99 REFUSED (SKIP TO GOODBYE) j7o What would you like NIH to know about the {PROGRAM}? /LENGTH = 240 CHAR/ RESPONSE: ___________________________

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Assessment of NIH Minority Research and Training Programs: Phase 3 K. Goodbye Those are all the questions I have for you today/tonight. I would like to thank you for taking the time to talk with me. Your participation is very important, and we greatly appreciate your input. The results of this study will be published in Summer 2004 and may be accessed for free at www.nap.edu. Once again, thank you very much, and Good-bye. GOODBYE1 We are only able to conduct this interview with people whom we can verify that they are indeed the selected respondent. Thank you very much for your time. GOODBYE2 I am sorry, but I am having trouble pulling up your file at this time. Would it be possible for me to call you back at a later time? 01 YES (SCHEDULE A CALLBACK) 02 NO 98 DON'T KNOW (SCHEDULE A SYSTEM SCHEDULED CALLBACK 1 WEEK OUT)

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