Quaker Bloggers -- here's the survey for YOU! --Asking about journals, blogging, and spiritual growth


Mary Crauderueff, a Friend from Maryland connected to Pendle Hill, is doing a survey about Quaker bloggers and blog-readers. I just filled it out and enjoyed it -- fairly brief, but good questions. I offer her letter to you as an invitation to participate.

--Frederick Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: Mary Crauderueff [mailto:m.crauderueff [at] gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 12:03 AM
To: Mary Crauderueff
Subject: Quaker Blog Survey! - Please forward.

Dear Friends,

Please excuse any cross-listings.

I am conducting research for the final paper I am writing in my Archives
Seminar class this semester at the iSchool at the University of
Maryland, College Park. The paper is about the importance of Quaker
journals, letters, and blogs to the spiritual guidance and nurture of
Quakers both historically and today.

I am hoping to get input from Quakers of all ages regarding their
interest and involvement of Quaker journals and blogs during the course
of their spiritual journey with Quakerism. I have complied a set of
questions that I am hoping you will be able to fill out for me.

I will do my best to keep your personal information confidential. If I
write a report or article about this research project, your identity
will be protected to the maximum extent possible. I will be keeping the
results in a password-protected account, and if they are loaded onto a
computer, the computer account will also be password protected.
Any identifying information collected will be kept separately from the

There are no known risks associated with participating in this research
project. This research is not designed to help you personally.

Your participation in this research is completely voluntary. You may
choose not to take part at all. If you decide to participate in this
research, you may stop participating at any time. If you decide not to
participate in this study or if you stop participating at any time, you
will not be penalized or lose any benefits to which you otherwise

This research is being conducted by Mary Crauderueff College of
Information Studies (Maryland's i-School) at the University of Maryland,
College Park. If you have any questions about the research study
itself, please contact Jean Dryden at: 4121J Hornbake Bldg, South Wing,
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, 301-405-3777.

If you have questions about your rights as a research subject or wish to
report a research-related injury, please contact: Institutional Review
Board Office, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 20742;
(e-mail) irb@deans.umd.edu; (telephone) 301-405-0678 This research has
been reviewed according to the University of Maryland, College Park IRB
procedures for research involving human subjects.

By clicking on the link to the survey on SurveyMonkey.com, you indicate
that: you are at least 18 years of age; the research has been explained
to you; your questions have been fully answered; and you freely and
voluntarily choose to participate in this research project.

Please respond via this survey: http://tinyurl.com/d45lyu
by Monday April 6th. Also, please forward this to all the Quakers you
know - I would like to get as much participation as I can!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thanks in advance!

in Light,
Mary Crauderueff mcrauder [at] umd.edu

Mary Crauderueff
Special Collections Graduate Assistant
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
University of Maryland College Park
(301) 314-7614
mcrauder [at] umd.edu

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