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日本語でアニメについてのアンケートにご協力頂ける様でしたら, こちらクリックして下さい:

(To participate in my anime survey in Japanese, please click here:)

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EDIT: This survey is now closed. Thanks very much to everyone who participated!

If you'd like to take my survey on animation fan communities, please go here:

for all the details and the questionnaire. Have fun! ^^


Feb. 13th, 2010 12:18 pm
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Just a bit of housekeeping about the animation questionnaire. Astonishingly, it's been seven months since I started running the English-language version of my survey. I'm amazed and humbled by the great responses I've been getting from all around the world. I'm also feeling rather sheepish that it's taken me this long to write and post a Japanese version (seriously, I'm a beginner and very, very slow at writing. It's only with the generous assistance of a few friends and profs that I was able to do this at all.)

To balance the length of time each survey runs -so that I don't have over a year's worth of English responses and only half a year's worth of Japanese responses- I'm planning to close the English survey at the end of February and just run the Japanese one until the end of September. I don't want to cut off English speakers, but I need to ensure that they're not over-represented by having more time to respond.

So, if you speak Japanese or know anyone who does, please pass on the new link posted above.

And if you speak English and haven't taken the current survey, now's the time!

For my part, I'll try my best to respond to the answers fairly and thoughtfully. I'm not going to sugar-coat it: the result will most definitely be a thesis, an academic study with academic jargon, concerns, criticisms and whatnot. But I hope it'll at least be a passionate thesis by someone who cares. Thanks, everyone!
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Whoa, it's been a long time since I posted here. It's hard to want to write about anime casually when your job is, in fact, writing about anime. I've noticed people friending this account every once in a while, but since I couldn't tell if they really meant to friend a poor comatose blog like mine, I never did log back in until today. If you're reading this and you want me to friend you back, leave a comment and let me know!

At any rate, the real reason I'm bringing this thing back to life is that I need a short, tidy URL (one that actually fits on a business card) to direct people to an animation questionnaire I'm doing as part of my thesis research.

I realize that there might be some methodological problems around using this blog to point people towards my academic survey. For instance, I've said I like the show Kino no Tabi here; maybe that will make you more likely to say you like it too, since you know it's an answer I would approve of. This is the problem of "social desirability." It plagues researchers who hope to get the most objective, accurate data possible from their studies.

Luckily, though, I'm a qualitative, feminist sort of researcher. I don't think it's possible or even preferable to be totally "objective" in the old scientific (patriarchal, Eurocentric) sense. My relationships with fellow fans who take the survey are just as important to the study as the "hard data" I gather. I want to share stories, not extract formulaic answers. I'm not going to go so far as to post my own answers to the survey, but I don't think it can hurt for you to know a little about me based on what I've written in the past. So read back, or don't. Just take the survey linked in the first post of this page!


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