Thursday, March 26, 2009

Twilight Reasearch Survey

Yesterday I was check out links over at TwiCrack and came across The Twilight Sisterhood. They had some information about a research Twilight survey on their blog. I took the survey and told them I would be glad to post the info here as well. I got an email from Melissa Click this morning giving me permission to post this. Not only is the survey really interesting, but it gives us an opportunity to participate in a study of something that we all love...Twilight!
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Hi Twilight fans!

We are a group of media researchers (and Twilight devotees) at the University of Missouri-Columbia who are interested in researching the cultural phenomenon known as Twilight.

We invite you to participate in our Twilight Survey. If you are 18 or older, you can take our survey through this link: www.surveymonkey.com/twilightmoms. If you are under 18, you will need to ask the permission of your parent or guardian, and s/he will be sent a code via email that will allow you to enter the survey. Please ask your parent or guardian to email Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz at behmmorawitze@missouri.edu to give their consent for you to participate and to receive the code. Once you have the code, you can take our survey through this link: www.surveymonkey.com/twilightteens.

On the survey, you will be asked to answer questions regarding your personality, relationship history, your interpretation of the characters and relationships in the Twilight saga, your fan activities, and finally your basic demographics. The entire survey should take about 20 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary, and you are free to withdraw at any time.

To repay your favor of filling out our survey, we will enter you into a lottery to win one of three $50 Amazon gift cards. At the end of our data collection, we will randomly select three participants to win the gift card.

The risks to participating in this research study are expected to be no greater than those encountered in ordinary, everyday life. In fact, you have likely talked about the topics we will ask you about with your friends or in online discussion forums. The benefits to participating in this research study include the opportunity to get exposure to the research process and to take part in an academic study that will contribute to the understanding of fans' connection to Twilight.

The data from this study will be kept anonymous. Your personal information, including your name, will not be connected to the data you provide, unless you indicate at the end of the survey that you would be willing to be interviewed over the phone or in person. Interviews will be conducted at a later date.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the study, please contact us at aubreyj@missouri.edu. If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, contact University of Missouri Campus Institutional Review Board at (573) 882-9585.

Thanks for your consideration!

Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz, & Melissa Click
Assistant Professors of Communication
University of Missouri-Columbia

1 comment:

~ Joy ~ said...

I just finished the survey and it makes me want to break out the series and reread them again. (Like I need an excuse!)
Thanks for posting this survey opportunity Amber. It was sure fun.
I just got to deconstruct my obsession and build it up all over again. What a rush!