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« on: February 15, 2010, 10:52:15 PM »

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Study on the Social Impacts of Genetic Genealogy

Professor Wendy Roth in the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia is doing a research study on the social impacts of DNA ancestry testing -- especially whether it has any effect on identities and attitudes.

We're looking to talk with people with a wide range of experiences to DNA ancestry testing, so we'd be very interested in learning about your experiences regardless of whether the test results had much influence on you or not.

If you have taken a DNA ancestry test and would be willing to help with this project, would you fill out a quick online survey at:
http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca/wroth/SurveyIntro.html

It should only take you about 10-15 minutes. It focuses on why you chose to take the test, your background, your experience with genetic genealogy testing, and how the results may have affected you.

You can fill out the survey anonymously, or if you are interested in talking more about your experiences DNA ancestry testing, you can indicate if you’re interested in being contacted for a follow-up interview as well. These optional follow-up interviews are done over the phone and are confidential. But regardless of whether you are interested in the follow-up interview, please complete the quick online survey.

Thank you very much for considering this. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Prof. Wendy Roth at wroth@interchange.ubc.ca or at (604) 822-4845.
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 03:51:10 PM »

This is an advisory by Terry Barton, President of WorldFamilies.net - who sponsor this Forum.

We support legitimate studies and research focused on learning more about our ancestry and this study could potentially add value in some way to Genetic Genealogy - I suppose.   (I took the survey and it appears to be even-handed.)

In the past, some journalists have tried to gather negative information to support their own agenda.  It does not appear to be the case with this study - and hopefully all followup is not biased in a single direction. 

We encourage those who are both satisfied and dis-satisfied to do the survey - so that the result will not biased by hearing only from a few with extreme views

As a cross check - if you do the survey and are contacted for followup - please post about that experience
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