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August 4th, 2010

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 07:48 pm
As of the 13th it'll officially be three months since my research survey went live. Since then, I've gained permission to post to a few more online communities, such as the Otakon LJ and pimped the survey a bit at Anime North during my "Fanthropology of Slash" panel.

Towards the end of July I took a snapshot of the survey results, intending to talk about the results at the "Fanthropology" panel I got approved at the last minute for Otakon, only to have my trip canceled due to expensive, unexpected car repairs... When I took the snapshot on July 21st I had 337 total responses (251 fully complete and 86 partial). Since then, those numbers have jumped to 475 total as of today (354 complete and 121 partial) mostly thanks to people from the DragonCon LJ.

Without further ado, here is some of that simple data with some graphs (no correlations or complex statistical analysis yet):

on to the data )

Some very interesting data so far, which I look forward to testing for correlations and such when the survey closes. I've continued to have a lot of positive feedback from people taking the survey and from conventions I've contacted for research access. I plan to start selecting respondents for follow up interviews sometime in September and will be making research trips to a few conventions over the next several months (more on that in a future post).

Once again, thank you to anyone who took the time to complete the survey. I appreciate each and every response I get. Also, if there was a particular question you would like to know about that I didn't discuss above or would like to see more of the 3-month results, please let me know.