Online Harassment Study

Are you a woman who has experienced harassment online in response to your work or activism? We want to hear about your experiences.

You are invited to participate in a research study that aims to further understand online harassment and contribute to the development of strategies and solutions to combat it.

If you choose to participate in this study, your involvement will consist primarily of a 30-60-minute interview by phone, Skype, or email. Participation would be voluntary, confidential, and much appreciated.

To find out more or to participate in the study, please contact the researcher Jasmine Linabary , PhD Candidate at Purdue University, at jlinabar [@] purdue [.] edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why this study? To date, most explorations of online harassment have been based on surveys or existing data sets. While efforts to quantify online harassment are important, more research is needed into how differently positioned women encounter, make sense of, and respond to harassment in order to adequately address it in ways that speak to people’s lived experience.

Will my participation remain confidential? I will make every effort to ensure your participation remains confidential. Your name and your identifying characteristics remain confidential and will not be included in any papers or documents produced for this study. You will be given an opportunity to review your transcript and preliminary findings to ensure identifying information is removed and/or masked.

For more information, please view the attached Study Information Sheet to learn more about the project.

(Last Updated 07/2016)