A questionnaire about your stay at Plukrijp
Should take around 10 – 30 min. to finish
Brief introduction: My name is Martin Malec and I am preparing a case study of Plukrijp as part of my Graduate thesis in Psychology and Sustainability. I do mostly in-depth interviews with people at Plukrijp and former visitors targeted at the informal education process that occurs at Plukrijp. I would like to obtain also some screening data about more of its former visitors from a questionnaire. I thank you in advance for your participation in it. You can also ask for an interview if you wish. You will find more information including contact to me in the bottom of the questionnaire.
If possible, prefer using this Google Form that contains the same questions. Thanks!
0. What is your name and how old are you?
What were your environmental attitudes and values before you came for the first time to Plukrijp? What interested you most and why? How did you became interested in these issues?
What were you really doing at that time? (Your lifestyle, everyday behaviour). Did you feel it was congruent (compatible) with the values, perceptions, desires?
When did you go to Plukrijp for the first time and how did you discover the existence of such place?
Why have you decided to go there and how long have you stayed there for the first time? How did you decide when to leave?
Have you returned to Plukrijp since then?
The Plukrijp stage
What did you expect to experience at Plukrijp? How it was in reality when you finally arrived?
What have you actually learnt at Plukrijp? (Feel free to ask this question in a more broad way, this is one of the most important things for the study)
Was this “learning process” similar to learning things at home, and at school/university? (What was similar and what was different?)
How did it influence your environmental values and attitudes? Have you decided to change your everyday behavior in some way?
Do you know about other similar places? Have you visited some before/after Plukrijp? What are your observations?
How do you perceive the role of Frank at Plukrijp? Could such a place exist without a person like him? If not, what are the qualities making him so “special”?
The Post-Plukrijp stage
What changed in your life when you returned back from Plukrijp?
Are you ever going to return back to Plukrijp? Why?
Please use preferably the Google Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1H4_dZGe73-FYW6RjWDSJ5mN3VF628XedAXUqiR43MBo/viewform), or,
send the reply back to my email address martin.malec at email dot cz , optionally you can CC it to frank.ruymen at gmail dot com as well.
More information about me and the research
My name is Martin Malec and I am now spending my time for the third time at Plukrijp permaculture community. Currently I am in the process of building up a case study of Plukrijp and its people as a part of my Graduate (Master) thesis in psychology and sustainability at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. I believe that the values and philosophy behind Plukrijp may serve a great utility for the humanity of the 21st century and my aim is to describe it a little bit and spread these ideas and vision to the academic/scientific community .
I am interested in finding out what are the pro-environmental values and attitudes (nature conservation, position of man in the natural world etc.) and actual behaviour of people like you visiting Plukrijp when they decide to arrive there and what change occurs at the time they are leaving the place.
The research consists mainly of a long-term participatory observation on situ, myself being a regular member of the community, and of in-depth interviews with current visitors and those that were staying there some time in the past.
This questionnaire is a complementary tool that should help me to optimally structure the interviews so that the results of the study describe correctly the values, attitudes and actions of people visiting Plukrijp. I thank you in advance for helping me in finishing this project.
I guarantee that no personally identifiable data will be included in the published paper. You agree by filling the questionnaire below to use the anonymized data in the thesis and academic papers that will be available to the public.
The thesis will be finished in May 2013. It will be published in English and you can ask for an electronic copy by writing me on an email martin.malec-at-email-dot-cz . I will conduct the interviews directly at Plukrijp from now till the end of March. You are encouraged to visit Plukrijp personally, ask me to arrive to your place or ask for a Skype-assisted interview during that period.