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Posted: 02 June 2011 07:08 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi all,

I made sure to get permission from the administrator Doug Smith to post this thread. There is a serious lack of academic research on atheism and atheist online communities such as this one. To address this gap, I am conducting a study that would benefit greatly from the contribution of you guys. The study consists of an anonymous survey which should take you no longer than 10 minutes. The survey features questions about living as an atheist as well as questions about your participation in this forum.

I would be extremely grateful if you could complete the survey and I will definitely report back when the study is complete to let you guys know the results and conclusions. Additionally, if you have any questions for me, I would be glad to answer.

Here’s the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MYPNTH6

Thanks everyone.

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Posted: 02 June 2011 07:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Is this study toward the pursuit of some degree? If so, what degree? What is the title of the research project?

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Posted: 02 June 2011 07:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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No worries, glad to have you here.

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Posted: 02 June 2011 07:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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traveler - 02 June 2011 07:12 AM

Is this study toward the pursuit of some degree? If so, what degree? What is the title of the research project?

Research in pursuit of a PhD investigating online communities for stigmatised minorities.

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Posted: 02 June 2011 07:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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http://atheism.110mb.com/

Probably more useful for research purposes than my personal perspective.

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Posted: 02 June 2011 07:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Is this study toward the pursuit of some degree? If so, what degree? What is the title of the research project?

Research in pursuit of a PhD investigating online communities for stigmatised minorities.

Thanks! I’ll take it.

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Posted: 02 June 2011 09:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I helped you out, but I might skew the survey concerning participation a bit, since I’m a mod and therefore here quite a bit.  LOL

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Posted: 02 June 2011 10:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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traveler - 02 June 2011 07:12 AM

Is this study toward the pursuit of some degree? If so, what degree? What is the title of the research project?

Research in pursuit of a PhD investigating online communities for stigmatised minorities.

Might be good to give your name and affiliation. (University in which you’re getting the degree). Unless for some reason that must be kept confidential, but in that case perhaps you could provide a reason. It’s not that I don’t believe you, but it might lend the process some credibility. (Anyhow it wouldn’t be difficult to dissemble about such things).

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Posted: 02 June 2011 10:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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traveler - 02 June 2011 07:12 AM

Is this study toward the pursuit of some degree? If so, what degree? What is the title of the research project?

Research in pursuit of a PhD investigating online communities for stigmatised minorities.

Unless I’m missing something, you really ought to preface your questions with a consent form.

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Posted: 02 June 2011 10:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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interesting survey. Please post a link to the results.

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Posted: 02 June 2011 12:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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skuld - 02 June 2011 10:24 AM
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traveler - 02 June 2011 07:12 AM

Is this study toward the pursuit of some degree? If so, what degree? What is the title of the research project?

Research in pursuit of a PhD investigating online communities for stigmatised minorities.

Unless I’m missing something, you really ought to preface your questions with a consent form.

Why? No personal info is being taken…

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Posted: 02 June 2011 08:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Well, after taking the survey, I feel it’s innocuous, but really not worthy of a UCC student.  Highschool, maybe, but it’s pretty superficial for a college course.

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Posted: 03 June 2011 09:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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traveler - 02 June 2011 12:06 PM
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traveler - 02 June 2011 07:12 AM

Is this study toward the pursuit of some degree? If so, what degree? What is the title of the research project?

Research in pursuit of a PhD investigating online communities for stigmatised minorities.

Unless I’m missing something, you really ought to preface your questions with a consent form.

Why? No personal info is being taken…

informed consent.  it’s more to inform the participant what the study is about,the objective, procedures etc.  even online studies typically need tio document informed consent.

just a simple outline of the project and a blank that the person can check to say that they have understood what is expected of them and willngly consent to participate should be sufficient.

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Posted: 03 June 2011 11:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Just as a note, generally the Institutional Review Board (IRB) requires some sort of informed consent for any primary data that you obtain. And if this is in pursuit of a PhD (which I took to mean has something to do with your dissertation) you’ll have to get that. As well as any conference presentation or paper you hope to publish. Unless this is just for a graduate class, in which case it wouldn’t be necessary.

Just trying to be helpful.

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Posted: 03 June 2011 01:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I am not certain, but with the info he gave, I think taking the survey is consent.

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Posted: 04 October 2011 06:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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UCCResearcher - 02 June 2011 07:08 AM

Hi all,

I made sure to get permission from the administrator Doug Smith to post this thread. There is a serious lack of academic research on atheism and atheist online communities such as this one. To address this gap, I am conducting a study that would benefit greatly from the contribution of you guys. The study consists of an anonymous survey which should take you no longer than 10 minutes. The survey features questions about living as an atheist as well as questions about your participation in this forum.

I would be extremely grateful if you could complete the survey and I will definitely report back when the study is complete to let you guys know the results and conclusions. Additionally, if you have any questions for me, I would be glad to answer.

Here’s the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MYPNTH6

Thanks everyone.

Where will you publish the results?

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