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Table 2 Student Survey Questions and Branch Conditions

From: Responding to the COVID-19 emergency: student and academic staff perceptions of academic integrity in the transition to online exams at three Australian universities

Question Number Question Type (inc. conditional branch origin) Question Response Input Field or Selection
Q1. Default Please select your age range. • Under 18
• 18–24
• 25–34
• 35–44
• 45–54
• 55–64
• 65–74
• 75–84
• 85 or older
Branch Condition If “Under 18” selected, branch to end of survey.
Q2. Default I study at: • University 1a
• University 2a
• University 3a
Q3. Default My academic discipline is (e.g. Management, Finance, Engineering, Psychology...): Open response [Multi-line editable text field supplied]
Q4. Default My level of study is: • Undergraduate
• Postgraduate
Q5. Default I am a: • Domestic Student
• International Student
Q6. Default My gender: • Male
• Female
• Non-binary
Q7. Default My usual mode of study prior to COVID-19 was: • Internal (campus based)
• External (online)
Q8. Default Thinking about one of the standard invigilated exams (e.g. in an exam centre) planned (prior to COVID19) for this teaching period, now select the assessment format that replaced it: • Alternate written assessment (e.g. like a mid-semester essay/assignment)
• Timed online/take-home exam (non-invigilated)
• Timed online exam invigilated (proctored, e.g. with camera)
• Other
Branch Condition If “Timed online/take-home exam (non-invigilated)” selected, allow Q9.
If “Timed online/take-home exam (non-invigilated)” selected, allow Q15.
If “Timed online exam invigilated (proctored, e.g. with camera)” selected, allow Q11.
If “Timed online exam invigilated (proctored, e.g. with camera)” selected, allow Q13.
If “Timed online exam invigilated (proctored, e.g. with camera)” selected, allow Q15.
If “Other” selected branch, to Q14.
Q9. Conditional - Q8. Were you given access to a sample ‘Timed online/take-home exam (non-invigilated)’ to practice downloading, completing and submitting before the exam period? • Yes
• No
Branch Condition If “Yes” selected, allow Q10.
Q10. Conditional - Q9. Did you take time to complete the practice ‘Timed online/take-home exam (non-invigilated)’ process? • Yes
• No
Q11. Conditional - Q8. Were you given access to a sample ‘Timed online exam invigilated (proctored, e.g. with camera)’ to practice downloading, completing and submitting before the exam period? • Yes
• No
Branch Condition If “Yes” selected, allow Q12.
Q12. Conditional - Q11. Did you take time to complete the practice ‘Timed online exam invigilated (proctored, e.g. with camera)’ process? • Yes
• No
Q13. Conditional - Q8. Please describe any privacy or other concerns you had with the online invigilation/proctoring process or technologies. Open response [Multi-line editable text field supplied]
Q14. Conditional - Q8. Please describe the format of other assessment used. Open response [Multi-line editable text field supplied]
Q15. Conditional - Q8. Did you have any issues with your internet connection during the online exam? • Yes
• No
Branch Condition If “Yes” selected, allow Q16.
Q16. Conditional - Q15. Please describe the internet issues you had during the online exam. Open response [Multi-line editable text field supplied]
Q17. Default Select the type of device you used to complete the online exam: • Desktop PC
• Laptop
• Tablet
• Smart Phone
• Other
Branch Condition If “Other” selected branch, to Q18.
Q18. Conditional - Q17. Please describe the device you used to complete the online exam. Open response [Multi-line editable text field supplied]
Q19. Default Did you have any issues with technology (e.g. Computer, Laptop, Internet …) during the online exam? • Yes
• No
Branch Condition If “Yes” selected, allow Q20.
Q20. Conditional - Q20. Please describe the technology (e.g. Computer, Laptop, Internet …) issues you had during the online exam? Open response [Multi-line editable text field supplied]
Q21. Default Compared to a standard invigilated exam (e.g. in an exam centre) the alternate assessment or online exam was more stressful. • Strongly agree
• Agree
• Somewhat agree
• Neither agree nor disagree
• Somewhat disagree
• Disagree
• Strongly disagree
Q22. Conditional - Q21. Please describe the factors that either increased or decreased your stress. Open response [Multi-line editable text field supplied]
Q23. Default The online exam or alternate assessment made cheating ______________________: • Very easy
• Fairly easy
• Somewhat easy
• Neither easy nor hard
• Somewhat hard
• Fairly hard
• Very hard
Branch Condition If “Neither easy nor hard” is not selected, allow Q24.
Q24. Conditional - Q23. What factors do you think make it easy or hard to cheat in the online exam or alternate assessment. Open response [Multi-line editable text field supplied]
Q25. Default Select the exam or alternate assessment format you would prefer in the future: • Traditional exam in an exam centre.
• Alternate written assessment (e.g. like a mid-semester essay/assignment).
• Online timed exam non-invigilated.
• Online timed exam invigilated (proctored).
Q26. Default Did you have any issues with the format (e.g. Word or PDF document, online test tool …), of the online exam or alternate assessment: • Yes
• No
Branch Condition If “Yes” selected, allow Q27.
Q27. Conditional - Q26. Please describe the issues you experienced with the format of the online exam. Open response [Multi-line editable text field supplied]
Q28. Default The transition to the alternate assessment or online exam format was communicated clearly and consistently. • Strongly agree
• Agree
• Somewhat agree
• Neither agree nor disagree
• Somewhat disagree
• Disagree
• Strongly disagree
Q29. Default Please outline the Positive aspects of the online exam or alternate assessment format you experienced. Open response [Multi-line editable text field supplied]
Q30. Default Please outline the Negative aspects of the online exam or alternate assessment format you experienced. Open response [Multi-line editable text field supplied]
Q31. Default Please provide any other comments or suggestions you have about the online exam or alternate assessment you experienced. Open response [Multi-line editable text field supplied]
  1. aNames of the universities have been removed for publication