Survey: The Impact of Blogging on Mormon Studies

Patrick Mason is studying the effect of the bloggernacle on Mormon Studies, has put together a questionnaire, and is seeking responses from graduate students. Here is a preface from Dr. Mason, the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University:

At the January 2012 meeting of the American Society for Church History, I’ll be on a panel called “Teaching Mormonism in a Digital Age.” In my comments I’ll be considering the impact of the “bloggernacle” on Mormon studies, specifically in regard to the current generation of graduate students. I have designed the following questionnaire to get a better handle on why people read Mormon blogs and what they get out of them. The questionnaire is for any graduate student, full or part time, LDS or non-LDS, in any academic field. The informed consent form on the first page will explain more, or you can contact me at [email protected] with any questions. Thanks for participating.

To participate in the study, follow this link to the questionnaire. The questionnaire will open in your browser as a Google Document, and is submitted automatically when you click “Submit” at the end.

3 comments for “Survey: The Impact of Blogging on Mormon Studies

  1. December 3, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Well, I wish I was a graduate student so that I could participate.

  2. December 4, 2011 at 9:49 am

    done and done.

  3. Patrick Mason
    December 13, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Thanks to everyone who participated (and sorry to those who were excluded!). I received well over 100 responses, which far exceeded my expectations. I look forward to digesting this mountain of data and reporting on my findings.

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