Initial response to call for asexual participants for study on activism

I’ve been really pleased with the response to the initial call for participants to my study on asexual activism.

So far, in about a week, nearly 500 people have looked at my blog and this has already translated into a number of interviews  arranged; not just in Britain, but with participants in  America and Australia.

Obviously, this is great as I want my study to be illustrative as possible of asexual activists.

I’m hoping that this impetus will keep up over the next few weeks in the run up to World Pride 2014, which I’m attending, and the linked Asexuality Conference.

If anyone is interested in being part of the study, please follow the link.

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Linkspam: April 25th, 2014

Nice to get back from the BSA Conference to find that The Asexual Agenda had blogged my research request – thanks…

The Asexual Agenda

Every Friday, we will share links to news, blogs, and anything else we find interesting.  We can’t catch everything, so you are invited to self-promote in the comments!

Reminder: Wednesday is the last day to submit to this month’s Carnival of Aces.

Someone has started compiling a linkspam of resources on asexuality and race.

The International Asexuality Conference (in conjunction with World Pride) will be June 28.  Sign-ups are here.

The Ace Theist has a project idea regarding asexuality and the church.

nextstepcake argues that individual suffering (or lack thereof) should not determine queerness.

aceadmiral writes about asexuality as a trap.

A researcher is looking for asexual activists to interview for a research study.

aceadmiral wrote a statement of purpose.

The deadline for submitting papers to the Regulating Intimacy Graduate Symposium is April 30.

spacescouts is looking for an aromantic person who…

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Just finishing paper on sexual minority relationship counselling to leave for #britsoc14

Just getting ready to head off to the British Sociological Association Conference.

As my paper is in the  baby researcher Roundtable section (which as an baby researcher I’m very happy about) I’ve just decided to write up some notes on the research and extemporise from those.

Otherwise I’m afraid that I’ll try to pack too much in and it’ll be an unholy mess.

Looking forward to Leeds where there is a SexGen in the North event as well the BSA conference.

 

 

Research Recruitment Request: Asexual Activism

My ethics approval has gone through. Actually I’m pretty chuffed as the ethics committee passed me first time without a single amendment.

I’m now looking to recruit participants for my study (please see the attached Participant Information Sheet and Consent Sheet).

To give a quick idea of what my project is about – below is the introductory letter/email that I’m sending to social networks seeking participants (please feel free to pass to anyone you think might be interested, thanks in advance):

Research study: Newer Sexual & Gender Social Movements – Asexual Activism

I am a doctoral student at the Open University at Milton Keynes who is carrying out a study on Newer Sexual and Gender Social Movements, with a focus on asexual activism, such as asexuality.org,  AVEN, etc. To take part in the study, you will need to meet the following criteria:

1.Have some engagement with asexual activism, however small. I am particularly interested in participants who engage with Pride events, especially the forthcoming World Pride 2014.

2. Be a member of an asexual network such as AVEN, student society, etc.

3. Are prepared to be interviewed either in person or by Skype.

4. Be aged 18 or over.

Taking part in the study involves doing an interview with me (Joseph De Lappe, the researcher) which usually lasts approximately 60/90 minutes. You will be asked about the things that prompted you to become involved in asexual activism (please see the attached Participant Information Sheet and Consent Form).  It is envisioned that the interviews will be mostly done by Skype or, if possible, by person at a time suited to the participant and researcher.

What you talk about in the interview will be kept anonymous, private and confidential.

The results of the study will be written up as part of a Doctorate degree which the researcher is undertaking.

If you like to ask any questions about this study and/or would like to take part, please contact the researcher on the following contact details:

Email: Joseph.De-Lappe@open.ac.uk
Phone: +44 7549 423 402