Good day, Transitioners in the US Social Network.
Have you ever wondered who your fellow Transitioners are? The values the movement really represents? Priorities? Aspirations? Goals? Most popular activities? Have you ever wondered if local activities vary by gender, locality, or culture? Or whether aspirations and goals vary by age?
What would you think if topnotch researchers from a topnotch university offered to help us answer these questions? This is exactly what Paolo Parigi, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stanford University, and Rachel Gong, PhD candidate in sociology, have offered to do. To gather the data and to analyze and deliver the results.
Why are they particularly interested in us? Because they believe that the Transition Movement "...promotes the coordination of individual actions and behavior in order to solve large problems, such as a new organization of the economy based on environmental sustainability". And Paolo believes this "...represents a radical departure from other social movement organizations that have instead used street demonstrations, picketing, lobbying, etc. for their actions."
Wow! Where do we start?
Get to know Paolo and Rachel. Review their research interests in political sociology, historical sociology, institutions that re-invent themselves, and methods of conducting research network analysis.
If you agree to participate in this research, click here to take the online survey. Please consider this 30-minute survey to be your contribution to the emerging picture of who we are. In the same way that more pixels in a digital photograph make for better resolution and color, the response you make to EACH QUESTION enriches the "dots" of our collective story. Paolo and Rachel will help us connect the dots and tell our story. Anecdotally and statistically. Such a gift!
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