Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Recruiting participants for a study

Here's the description for a study being done by the UBC Sexual Health Laboratory that is wanting asexual participants:
This study will help researchers understand the potential biological underpinnings of sexuality in individuals of different sexual orientations. In this study, we will employ a series of questionnaires asking about physical and mental health, sexuality, and biological markers of sexual orientation.

We hope that the data from this study will help to further our understanding of the health correlates and biological features of sexual orientation, and impact on the greater community to decrease stigma associated with individuals of all sexual orientations.

If you are over 19 years of age, and identify as either asexual, heterosexual, bisexual, or homosexual, please participate in this important research, which is described in more detail in the following consent form.

It takes about an hour to fill you. If you participate, you have the chance to win $100, and it should be very helpful in advancing our understanding of asexuality.

EDIT: This survey has been closed.


Adriana W. said...

Some of the questions are nearly impossible for actual aces to answer, some are too vague to answer confidently, and a few are nearly offensive, but it's a decent start. I wrote a letter to the head of the study pointing out my concerns with some of the questions. Hopefully the next survey will have refined its aim somewhat. :)

tomatl said...

glad to participate, but laughed out loud with the finger measuring. what next? examining the bumps on my skull? ridiculous. and yes some parts rather vague/offensive. but i guess this is where we start...