Author Archives: Sara
After many months of interviews, many more months of transcribing 500 single-spaced pages of interviews, and many more months reading through everything that was said, I’m finally writing my dissertation on this topic. There have been many surprises along the way, and I’m excited to share them with you.
The second round of interviews is beginning in mid-June, so you may be receiving an email from me to participate. I appreciate the time that has already been given and look forward to more interesting conversations with people who made videos for the It Gets Better Project!
Hi everyone — I’m posting this update from Vancouver, where I’m going to be talking about my research with a bunch of academic folks for the first time. The results are preliminary, they don’t include the interviews that haven’t been done yet (this summer!!), and it’s all very anxious and exciting for me.
No video update today! This is where vanity rears its ugly head – I need a haircut, have been working mostly nonstop for about a month and a half now, and am therefore not feeling terribly camera-ready.
However, I did get a question from one of my research participants a couple of weeks ago that I wanted to talk about.
After our interview, she asked me what exactly would happen with all of this information — specifically, with her interview — you know, what I would do with it, what it meant to use it as ‘research,’ etc.
I finally sat down and did some scheduling and realized that further interviews aren’t going to be scheduled until this summer. I’ll email people this coming weekend so everyone knows where things are.
I recorded another video in which I talk a little about researcher authenticity and trust, a little animatedly. I’ll make an effort to at least sum it up, if not transcribe it, this weekend.
Hi everyone! Interviews are currently happening, but I haven’t gotten to email everyone yet. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this, and I will keep the quick updates coming, even when I don’t have much to report.
A quick thank you to Dan Savage for linking to the study in Savage Love, and an update on interviews.
This is just a quick update that I will be contacting interview participants over the next few weeks. If you volunteered to be contacted, you will hear from me in that time. If you do not hear from me, it is because the email address wasn’t filled in.
What does a researcher get out of research? I’ll talk a little about that.