Call for Participants: Size Acceptance Survey

Posting this on behalf of Michaela — if you have any questions, please contact her. — Kate

Hi, my name is Michaela A. Null, and I am a doctoral student in Sociology at
Purdue University. I am doing a study about the embodiment of size-accepting fat
women, with attention to the ways in which gender, race, sexual orientation, and
body size intersect.

I am currently looking for individuals who are interested in volunteering to
participate in my study. If you are interested in volunteering to participate in
an interview, I ask that take an electronic informational survey, which will
take approximately 5 minutes. Please go here and complete the
informational survey. After all survey data has been collected, participants
will be selected for interviews, which will be conducted in-person, by phone, or
via internet chat, and will last between an hour and an hour and a half.

Participation is voluntary and participants must be at least 18 years old.

This project has been approved by my university’s Institutional Review Board,
which protects human subjects of research. I will provide confidentiality to all
volunteers and participants will be referred to by a pseudonym in all research

If you have any questions regarding this study, you can contact me at For more information on me, you can access my university
profile here
. You can also contact Professor Eugene Jackson, Assistant Professor of Sociology
at Purdue University, at


Michaela A. Null, Doctoral Candidate in Sociology, Purdue University

11 thoughts on “Call for Participants: Size Acceptance Survey”

  1. I filled it out; it sounds like a cool project. I hope we get the chance to read it when it’s done.

  2. Yes, I regret that I am only able to interview people in the U.S. at this time. And for a dissertation, I have to keep the project manageable. However, I do plan to expand the study in the future. Several people outside the U.S. have taken the survey and at the end there is a box to check whether or not you’d like to be contacted for further research if you are not selected for an interview at this time.

  3. I can’t promise anyone will agree to participate, but I will ask my fat female patients to take a look at your survey. I think a few will be interested.

  4. The survey appears to be closed; I hope it’s because Ms. Null got a huge number of participants in a short time. :)

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