An Ethnographic Analysis on Government Participation and Perception among Bronies by Capper General
Last week we were sent an email from an "Alexandra Agostinelli" seeking participation in a survey for "An Ethnographic Analysis on Government Participation and Perception among Bronies".
We figure it would be best for him to get the largest sample group possible, and in no way encourage you to make his data skew towards the conclusion that "Bronies are Communists".
The message is below.
Hi! I am currently working on an ethnographic analysis on government participation and perception among Bronies.
This is for a college project that I have received a grant to work on and is a survey directed for people 18+ who have lived in the US.
I got your url from a business card I received at Bronycon, and I was hoping that you could take, and possibly share this survey.
Response will be confidential, and I do not collect any identifying information such as your name or email address. Your IP address may be collected only to ensure the data is not skewed by repeated entries, and will be deleted once coded. All responses will be complied together and analyzed as a group. In addition, all data will be stored in a password protected electronic format. The results of this study will be used for scholarly purposes only and may be shared with BronyCon and HerdCensus representatives. All data will be retained for at least three years in compliance with federal regulations.
I have received approval from two institutional review boards (the extra one was so I could share the survey in another college without complications). I have also completed three ethical training programs provided by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative: Human Research, Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research, and the Conflict of Interest Mini-Course. I have only received approval to have adults take the survey and have their information count. The goal is to see if the show has influenced its antagonism towards the conventional political system, and their civic engagement.
The url is http://qeasttrial.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cJhrKMcgRLuaBrD
Thank you for your time, and if you have any questions please feel free to message me!