Hello, hello, fellow Feministing community members! (And sorry to be interrupting all the great SYTYCB posts)
About 3 months ago, I posted a “final” request for y’all to join in on a research project I’m currently doing. I promise this is really my final request this time; I’m just hoping for some more responses because what I’ve gotten so far is seriously excellent! I’ve copied the original call for participation below, and here is the link to the survey if you are willing/able to give me some feedback: survey (feel free to email me if you want to participate but have any issues accessing the survey via this link – my email is below)
In the spirit of feminist collaboration, I’d like to invite you all to participate in a research project I am undertaking as part of my dissertation for my doctoral degree in Rhetoric and Writing at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). In my dissertation, I am excited to explore the digital writing practices of the Feministing community, a community I have been an avid reader in for about four years now. In particular, I’m eager to find out more about how being online changes (or not) feminist activism and, generally, to learn more from all of you about how you view feminist activism in this digital age.
In order to create a research project that accounts for more than just my own voice and opinions, I am requesting your input on this topic via responses to a short electronic survey, which should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Your participation would be completely voluntary, and you could decide to skip questions or quit at any time. You will not need to identify yourself by name, though you may choose to do so, or you may choose a pseudonym by which you wish to be identified.
As well as being a feminist, I am a teacher of college writing, and I believe a study of the types of writing that go on outside of college classrooms will be extremely beneficial to me and to others who study and teach about writing, feminism, and activism. Of course, I also anticipate that this research will be of interest to any writers and feminists. I especially hope this research will be of interest to those who are part of the Feministing community, and I am happy to share my work in progress as well as my completed dissertation with anyone who is interested to read it and, if you’d like, to respond to it. However, I cannot offer any monetary awards for your participation. I do have approval for this project from my university’s IRB board.
If you are interested in participating but have any questions, please contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your time and assistance. I’m really looking forward to hearing from you!