Hi, everyone. My name is Dr. Jenny Rice, and I am an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky. I am currently writing about how "alternative knowledge" researchers, especially people who question the use of vaccinations, conduct their own research about complex issues. This might include looking online for anti-vax details, attending meet-ups, or reading literature about these issues.
I am very interested in learning how ordinary people (i.e., non-experts) use very sophisticated methods of research in order to make powerful arguments. I believe that we can learn a lot from people conducting their own research into serious matters. This is why I'm currently undertaking this research project.
If you are someone who does your own research on childhood vaccination, would you be willing to fill out a brief survey? Responses are completely anonymous, and the survey typically takes only a few minutes to complete. If you have any questions, I am happy to answer them via email or through Facebook. My address is jenny.rice (at) uky.edu. The link to the survey follows: