Survey: The Impact of Blogging on Mormon Studies

December 1, 2011 | 3 comments

Patrick Mason is studying the effect of the bloggernacle on Mormon Studies, has put together a questionnaire, and is seeking responses from graduate students. Here is a preface from Dr. Mason, the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University:

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 with any questions. Thanks for participating.

To participate in the study, follow this link to the questionnaire. The questionnaire will open in your browser as a Google Document, and is submitted automatically when you click “Submit” at the end.

3 Responses to Survey: The Impact of Blogging on Mormon Studies

  1. Kent Larsen on December 3, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Well, I wish I was a graduate student so that I could participate.

  2. kirk C on December 4, 2011 at 9:49 am

    done and done.

  3. Patrick Mason on December 13, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Thanks to everyone who participated (and sorry to those who were excluded!). I received well over 100 responses, which far exceeded my expectations. I look forward to digesting this mountain of data and reporting on my findings.