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Hello Christian Nymphos readers!
My name is Kelsy Burke and I am a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. I am conducting research for my dissertation that explores how Christians use the Internet to talk about issues related to sexuality. If you are 18 years or older, I’d like to ask you to participate in my study by completing an online questionnaire.
You don’t need to disclose your real name, and no identifying information will be recorded. Your participation is completely confidential and after you submit your responses, they are stored securely in a password protected database. There are no risks or benefits for participating in this study.
Here are the details:
The questionnaire will take you about 15 minutes to complete and will ask you basic demographic questions (e.g. age, race, marital status, education). It will also ask you questions about your religious affiliation and participation, Internet use, sexual practices, and sexual attitudes.
Here is the link to the questionnaire. In order to access it, you’ll need to enter the access code: intimacy
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I would also like to conduct one-on-one online interviews with C.N. readers who complete the questionnaire. If you participate in an online interview, you will be compensated with a $20 Amazon.com gift certificate.
The interview will last between one and two hours and will take place at a time that is convenient for you on a secure instant messaging forum that is accessible only with a password. I will ask you a series of open-ended questions about how you use the Internet to find resources about sexuality and a few questions about your beliefs about sexuality and your religious faith.
I’ll look forward to hearing from you!
This research study is being conducted by Kelsy Burke, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pittsburgh. It has been approved by the University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board and is being overseen by Distinguished Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, Kathleen Blee. For more information about Kelsy, check out her website, www.kelsyburke.com.
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