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Hilde L. Losnegård ([personal profile] hildlos) wrote in [community profile] doctorwho2012-08-28 03:24 pm

Fan fiction genres survey

This is an appeal to my fellow fan fiction readers and writers out there: I need your help! I’m currently working on my PhD in fan fiction and popular literature genres, and this includes doing a short survey to gain some sort of overview over fan fiction readers and writers, and their fandoms and genres. I’m especially interested in replies from Harry Potter, NCIS, and Doctor Who fans, but everyone else can reply as well. In fact, the more the better!

The survey is completely anonymous (I don’t even log your IP address), and all required questions have a “Would prefer not to say” option. I honestly don’t know how long it takes, that will depend on how detailed you want to answer some of the questions. It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes if you’re really in a rush, but please try to take your time! I also don’t have any reward to offer, except my eternal thanks. If you do answer, the answers may be quoted or included in my doctorate thesis (and in a book version of my thesis if one is made).

Click here to take the survey now. Remember to click the “Finished” button when you’re finished. :)

Please spread the word people, the survey will only be open until the 16th of September!

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[personal profile] kindkit 2012-08-29 06:05 am (UTC)(link)
At what university are you conducting your research? In what field? Could you please tell us about your research in more detail? What are you trying to demonstrate/explore with this survey? And, crucially, do you have approval from your institution's IRB or other authority to conduct research on human subjects?

Fandom has been burned more than once by people claiming to be conducting academic research. The last time, it turned out to be in the service of a non-academic book making all kinds of sexist claims about male and female sexuality based in part upon a hideously designed, intrusive survey that they asked fandom people to take.

The lack of concrete information in your post makes me nervous, and I certainly won't take your survey before I see your response to these questions.
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[personal profile] kindkit 2012-08-29 04:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for clarifying things.