Online Questionnaire: Helping to paint the picture.

Hey reader. I have received this request from an honours psychology student. She is investigating factors which effect community attitudes to gay and lesbian partnerships. Australian readers are invited to participate. (Overseas readers… its not or you. Please don’t be jealous. Then again, I imagine that because you dont live in Australia you must spend your whole lives struggling to control the jealousy that is slowly eating away at you. Just give up the fight, people. Come! Join Us!)

Anyway (Aussie) reader, here is the invitation which contains the link to the questionnaire.

To whom this may concern,
My name is Stephanie, and I am currently enrolled in the University of South Australia, Psychology Honours program. I am conducting a research study investigating community attitudes towards gay men and lesbian women and the factors that influence attitudes towards same-sex marriage. If you are under the age of eighteen, you may not participate in this study. This study requires Australian respodants only.
I would like to invite you to take part in the study, which will involve supplying your responses to a series of online questionsYou will also be asked to respond to some basic, non-identifying information about yourself. The completion of the questionnaires should take approximately 10 minutes. Please click on the following link to access the survey: 
Minimal risk is associated with participation in this study; however, some questions could create some discomfort. Participation is completely voluntary and participants are free to withdraw from the research project at any stage without affecting their status now or in the future.
The questionnaire is anonymous. Do not put your name on it. The researcher will take every care to remove responses from any identifying material as early as possible. Likewise individuals’ responses will be kept confidential by the researcher and not be identified in the reporting of the research. However, the research cannot guarantee the confidentiality or anonymity of material transferred by email or the internet. Data will be stored on a password protected computer and USB in the supervisor, Jill Chonody’s, locked office (Magill, P1-29) in the School of Psychology Social Work and Social Policy. The data will be stored for 5 years and only the primary researcher and supervisor will have access to the data. 
If you have any questions concerning the research study, please contact Stephanie Webb on 0432 564 167 or via e-mail at, or my supervisor, Jill Chonody at 8302 4515 or via e-mail at This project has been approved by the University of South Australia’s Human Research Ethics Committee. If you have any ethical concerns about the project or questions about your rights as a participant, please contact the Executive Officer of this Committee by email at
Return of the survey will be considered your consent to participate. A summary of the results will be available to you upon email request after the 19th of October. This letter is for you to keep should you have any questions or concerns in the future. Thank you.

Stephanie Webb

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) [2012] Student

School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

University of South Australia