Tuesday, May 10, 2011
An Appeal To Progressives For Academic Survey
They have promised complete confidentiality (and will even delete your IP address when they receive your completed survey). I don't often ask my readers to do this sort of thing, but I hope many of you will help these scholars by giving them your own progressive views. Don't let the right-wingers hog the conversation.
I have taken the survey myself, and I can assure you it is virtually painless (fairly short and easy to complete).
Here is the e-mail I received (with a link to the survey):
I am a senior scholar in the School of Journalism at University of Texas (and a former professor at Texas Tech). My research partner and I are conducting our seventh online survey, investigating social media use and political attitudes and behaviors. Steve Whichard from Doing my Part for the Left suggested that I contact you about help in promoting our survey.
Frankly, conservatives are kicking our butts; the vast majority of our survey respondents have been conservatives. We are embarrassed we can't convince more liberals to fill out our survey. Could you provide us a link to Jobsanger to help provide a liberal balance? We also include questions about how people found out about Osama Bin Laden’s death, what sources they used to get further information and how they shared information about his death.
The survey is online athttp://survey.utk.edu/mrIWeb/mrIWeb.dll?I.Project=SOURCES2011 for your perusal.
Our survey has been approved by the Internal Review Board at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. As part of the permission process it is guaranteed that all submissions are anonymous and confidential. Any identifying information (i.e. IP address) will be deleted by the researchers upon receipt.