Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Request

To all of our Faithful Readers:

First off, thank you so much for taking the time to view our blog!

Secondly, The Twilight Sisterhood has a request:

Today I received an email from some awesome ladies who are working on a research project based on our beloved Twilight. I have included their letter below asking for our help. When you have an extra 20 minutes, please take the time to complete their survey. Remember, you are doing it for the greater good. :) I have already taken the survey, and it is pretty easy.

Thanks in advance!!!


Hi Twilighters!

We are a group of media researchers (and Twilight devotees) at the University of Missouri-Columbia who are interested in researching the cultural phenomenon known as Twilight.
We invite you to participate in our Twilight Survey. If you are 18 or older, you can take our survey through this link: . If you are under 18, you will need to ask the permission of your parent or guardian, and s/he will be sent a code via email that will allow you to enter the survey. Please ask your parent or guardian to email Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz at to give their consent for you to participate and to receive the code. Once you have the code, you can take our survey through this link: .

On the survey, you will be asked to answer questions regarding your personality, relationship history, your interpretation of the characters and relationships in the Twilight saga, your fan activities, and finally your basic demographics. The entire survey should take about 20 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary, and you are free to withdraw at any time.

To repay your favor of filling out our survey, we will enter you into a lottery to win one of three $50 Amazon gift cards. At the end of our data collection, we will randomly select three participants to win the gift card.

The risks to participating in this research study are expected to be no greater than those encountered in ordinary, everyday life. In fact, you have likely talked about the topics we will ask you about with your friends or in online discussion forums. The benefits to participating in this research study include the opportunity to get exposure to the research process and to take part in an academic study that will contribute to the understanding of fans’ connection to Twilight.

The data from this study will be kept anonymous. Your personal information, including your name, will not be connected to the data you provide, unless you indicate at the end of the survey that you would be willing to be interviewed over the phone or in person. Interviews will be conducted at a later date.

Thanks for your consideration!

Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz, & Melissa Click
Assistant Professors of Communication
University of Missouri-Columbia


  1. I would be glad to post about this survey on my blog if that would be okay. Just let me know. eyesofamberblog(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Interesting survey! I had a lot to say but only brief comments were welcomed! LOL!