Click here to take the survey. I am looking specifically for participants who are in fandom and who are over 18 (because of laws, not because I think fans under 18 don't have something worthwhile to say).
The second part of the study will be a series of online interviews. Just fill out the survey and the last question will ask you to leave contact information. Once I'm ready to start the interviewing process (no earlier than October 26th) I'll contact the selected participants to confirm if they're still interested and discuss the details.
Help a scholar out?
The biggest challenge for me, according to everyone, is going to be getting responses from people. I want to prove them wrong.
How can you help? Aside from taking the survey and possibly volunteering for the interviews, you can spread the word. I am not capable of contacting all of fandom by myself, I have to rely on people like you to help. Don't feel limited to just LJ and Dw either, I'd love to get news about this out to Tumblr, mailing lists, message boards...wherever fandom congregates, I'd love to reach them!
Thank you for your help!