Transgender Inclusion in Cricket: University Research Project

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Unistudent500
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Hi everyone:

I am a student at the University of South Australia, and I am posting here to see if you would be interested in participating in my short survey. I received permission from Buzz and this project has been approved by the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee Ethics Protocol 203610.

My research topic is exploring transgender inclusion in the AFL and Cricket Australia. This entails analysing policy documents, news media articles, and collecting and understanding fans thoughts and perspectives on this matter. To collect and understand fans views on transgender inclusion, I have created a survey that should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. The survey is completely voluntary, and if you decide to participate, you will remain entirely anonymous. The only information collected will be your gender, age range, Australian state of residence, and favourite cricket team. The main part of the survey will contain three open-ended questions that simply ask you your thoughts and perspectives on the inclusion of transgender athletes in cricket and broader sport.

For more information about the study and your participation, please click the link to the survey:

https://doit.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form ... txnUYB5Ayi

Thank you for your time.
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Thanks to all who have completed the survey! It is really appreciated. It is still open for more responses.
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Are you going to stop back in at some point and publish results? Would be interesting to see.

Also, question for you. Given the two topics posed - Transgender Inclusion in Cricket & Racism in the NRL, respectfully of course, are you going into this with a preconceived notion, looking to validate a personal position?
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Thanks for these questions! To answer your first question: Yes! If people are interested, I can post a summary of the results when my thesis is all said and done. That won't be for a while, but I will be sure to post something.

As for your second question, the racism in NRL study is actually another researcher, a colleague of mine, so I can't speak for them. For my study, I would say I am going into this with some ideas, or you could say hypothesises, about what I think I will find based on the literature I have read. However, the way I am going about my methodology and analysis is to allow the data to speak for itself. It wouldn't be good research if I went into it with a preconceived notion of what I think will be said or a goal of having the data say something I want it to say. Bias always plays a role in research (and really anything we do), but I have methods to control this as best as I can. Hopefully that quells some of your concerns, but I am happy to speak more about it if you want!
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