This is a request for the second half of my study--a new survey.
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!
Many of you (over 80!) have taken my last survey, and you have my thanks! This is a related but new survey. It is important that I do both surveys as the different methodologies help the validity of the whole study. You are absolutely welcome to take both surveys, or just this one.
So 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 ask you to briefly, and in your own words, express your thoughts on 10 public figures or political situations
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternately, you can contact the Dr. Kelli Cargile Cooke, the principal investigator, at email@example.com. I will also respond to comments on this diary.
Please click here to take the survey, or copy and paste the link into your browser: