Survey: bloggernacle impact

From Patrick Mason: 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 patrick.mason@cgu.edu with any questions. Thanks for participating.

Link to survey

Comments

  1. Michael Todd says:

    I am non-LDS, but I read Mormon blogs and listen to Mormon podcasts as a graduate student. My thesis paper for was titled “Mormon Ascendancy and Dissidence: The History of the Assimilation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints into American Popular Culture”.

  2. Patrick Mason says:

    Michael, I’d love to have you respond to the questionnaire. Also, is your thesis available online?

  3. Michael,

    As a graduate student who will be writing a thesis next year that might touch on your topic briefly, I was wondering if your thesis is available anywhere online that I might consult it?

  4. That sounds like a very interesting panel! I’m a grad student in Mormon Studies (I’m non-LDS myself) so I’ll be sure to take the survey.

  5. Patrick Mason says:

    Thanks to everyone who participated. I received over 100 responses, which far exceeded my expectations. I look forward to making sense of the data and then reporting on my findings.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 8,749 other followers