Hello fellow Kossacks. As my username indicates, I am a doctoral student in the Technical Communication and Rhetoric program at Texas Tech University, doing research into the the role of narrative frames—primarily as defined by Kenneth Burke’s Attitudes Toward History—in the construction of political identity. And I need your help!

Please take a few minutes—probably about 15 minutes—to complete the following anonymous survey about your political views. In this survey I’ll ask you complete some basic demographic information, and then will either ask you to agree or disagree with 20 statements, or to briefly express your thoughts on 10 public figures or political situations (there will be two different surveys over the next week or so).


The survey is absolutely anonymous, runs through the trusted and encrypted site SurveyMonkey, and does not ask for any personal identifying information. Plus, it’s quick!

If you’d like read to one of my previous works on the media rhetoric of the bank bailout, you can find it in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Volume 42, Issue 3 (2012). Unfortunately it’s paywalled, but you can see the abstract here, or you can access the full article through EbscoHost or a similar academic database.

If you would like more information, please contact me, the co-investigator at steve.morrison@ttu.edu. Alternately, you can contact the Dr. Kelli Cargile Cooke, the principal investigator, at kelli.cargile-cook@ttu.edu.

Please click here to take the survey, or copy and paste the link into your browser:


Thank You!

-Steve Morrison

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