Guest post: Invitation to participate in a PhD research project on climate blogging

This is a follow-up guest post, by a PhD student who is looking for people who comment at, or read, scientist-produced climate blogs, to volunteer to be interviewed as part of his research project. He is also interviewing those who run these blogs and has interviewed me via email and in person. I know some have already taken part, but if anyone has not, and would be willing to do so, you can contact Giorgos via the email address in the post below.

Guest Post: Call for the readers and commenters to participate in a PhD research project on climate blogging

My name is Giorgos Zoukas and I am a PhD student in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) at the University of Edinburgh. This guest post is an invitation to the readers and commenters of this blog to participate in my project.

This is a self-funded PhD research project that focuses on a small selection of scientist-produced climate blogs, exploring the way these blogs connect into, and form part of, broader climate science communication. The research method involves analysis of the blogs’ content, as well as semi-structured in-depth interviewing of both bloggers and readers/commenters.

Anyone who comments on this blog, on a regular basis or occasionally, or anyone who just reads this blog without posting any comments, is invited to participate as an interviewee. The interview will focus on the person’s experience as a climate blog reader/commenter.

The participation of readers/commenters is very important to this study, one of the main purposes of which is to increase our understanding of climate blogs as online spaces of climate science communication.

If you are interested in getting involved, or if you have any questions, please contact me at: G.Zoukas -at- sms.ed.ac.uk (Replace the -at- with the @ sign)

The research has been granted an ethics approval by the relevant School, and an informed consent form will have to be signed by both the potential participants (interviewees) and me. If you need more information about this, please do not hesitate to ask me.

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5 Responses to Guest post: Invitation to participate in a PhD research project on climate blogging

  1. Pete Best says:

    Hello, yes I can participate and would like to

  2. BBD says:

    @ PB:

    If you are interested in getting involved, or if you have any questions, please contact me at: G.Zoukas -at- sms.ed.ac.uk (Replace the -at- with the @ sign)

    I did this the first time around – it’s no trouble at all and there’s no downside (eg. anonymity not divulged etc).

    Come on chaps!

  3. Pete Best says:

    I have emailed you 🙂

  4. L Hamilton says:

    I did a Skype interview with Giorgos yesterday; he’s well organized and informed. I can recommend it to others who read climate science blogs, if you’d like to relate your own experience and perspective.

  5. David Hodge says:

    And I did the same – an interesting experience. I wish him well with his project and hope to see the results next year

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