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Thu, Apr. 16th, 2009, 12:21 am
sociologistff: Harry Potter Fan Fiction - Help with MA thesis!

Hello!
I hope it's OK that I'm posting this message here. I do not have any financial interest whatsoever, this message regards academic research only!

My name is Petra Baumann and I’m doing research for my master’s thesis in sociology on Harry Potter fan fiction at the University of Graz, Austria. As a sociologist, I am especially interested in the social background of fan fiction authors: where they come from, how old they are, etc. Through my research I found that, many studies on fan fiction are done in the fields of literary studies, women studies, or cultural studies but there are very little sociological data available, especially on the Harry Potter fan fiction community.

In order to gather sociological data on Harry Potter fan fiction authors, I developed a short online questionnaire. If you are an author of Harry Potter fan fiction you would immensely help me with my research if you could answer this questionnaire at
http://fanfiction.frontexperts.com

The questions will take about 10 minutes to answer and there will be no spam or advertising when you click the link. The evaluation is done anonymously and the data will be used solely for academic research. If you have any questions regarding the questionnaire or my research please feel free to contact me at fanfictions@gmx.net or visit my LifeJournal (sociologistff.livejournal.com/).

Thank you!
Best,
Petra

Thu, Apr. 16th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC)
judas_iscariot

Technically it is suppose to be related only to these particular characters, but in the name of learning I will permit it on a one time basis as it could possibly be related if you look at it askance. Please contact the moderators for future posts if you are uncertain about the content versus just posting it, as we reserve the right to delete off topic posts.