Therian/Otherkin/Vamp Community Research Study (houseava3) wrote in hybrid_kin,
Therian/Otherkin/Vamp Community Research Study

Otherkin/Therian/Vampirism Research Study Update - 01.03.08

VEWRS & AVEWRS Surveys - An Update 01.03.08:

Our next major release of statistical analysis regarding the VEWRS & AVEWRS will be at the TWILIGHT II Gathering in Atlanta, GA on March 7-9, 2008.  You are invited to attend this event by signing up at:  We’re glad that several from the Otherkin Community were able to join us at TWILIGHT I in Los Angeles, CA in October 2007!  For the first time with these new upcoming charts and commentary we’ll be dividing the data pools by the following classification method:

V:ampire; V - VE - VO - VT - VEO - VET - VOT - VEOT
E:nergy Worker; E - EO - ET - EOT
O:therkin; O - OT
T:herian; T
* N/A

As many of you are already aware the VEWRS & AVEWRS (Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study) w/secondary focus on Otherkin and Therianthropy ( far exceeded our expectations for return rates with over 650+ for the VEWRS and 330+ for the AVEWRS received by the October 31, 2007 deadline.  That equates to over 450,000 individually answered questions!  During the next few months we will be continuing to enter data into SPSS (a statistical analysis program) and working with a variety of individuals from both the community and academia on analysis and correlation of the data we've received.  In addition, this study has captured the attention of many in the media, academic institutions, and even the paranormal community.  While the official deadline has passed, we are asking for your help with a smaller internal and grass-roots effort to directly reach those you personally know within the community (active or inactive) who may have overlooked or failed to complete and return either or both surveys (we will not reject surveys that are still e-mailed to us). We can post on message boards, forums, LJ, Yahoo Groups, MSN, IRC chat rooms, and other areas but we are realistically unable to cover every possible square inch of the internet or global offline community. 

This is why we need your help!

Please take a moment out of your day to e-mail, message, or otherwise post information regarding the importance of participating in this study to those in your friend group or forums, groups, boards, livejournal, myspace, facebook, etc. where you're a member.  We are seeking quality over quantity and this is why it's so important these surveys are answered by those who are actually part of the community itself.  Please encourage them to complete the entire VEWRS - Part 1 and submit via e-mail and then work on the AVEWRS - Part 2 (sections 1-5 if they identify with vampirism and/or energy work and sections 1, 2, 4, & 5 if they only identify with otherkin and/or therianthropy).  We know many questions may be "Not Applicable" or best to leave blank, however, they are reasons these questions are asked - to establish baseline research points and demographics.  

Your personal network of friends & associates in the community
Yahoo Groups
Local Groups
MSN Groups
IRC Channels
Forums & Message Boards
Usenet Groups
Other Community Networking Sites

VEWRS & AVEWRS May Be Downloaded From:
Completed Surveys May Be E-Mailed To:
Troubleshooting:  See red box section of web site on instructions on how to complete the "text-only" versions of these surveys

We sincerely thank you for you help with contributing to the success of this study and for your encouragement of others you know to complete and e-mail back these important surveys!

- Suscitatio Research Staff
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