Some of you may know I am currently working on a thesis about how the Internet affects the YA reading experience. As much of my opinion has been informed by my own experiences as a young adult reader, I am genuinely interested in others’ experiences as YA readers in the Internet Age. In order to learn more about other YA readers, I’ve created a questionnaire with related questions. I would really appreciate it if anyone could either fill out the survey and e-mail it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or share the questionnaire with others who might be interested. I will be taking responses until April 30th. I posted it on my blog as it seemed too long for tumblr and most of the survey sites have ten-question limits.
This questionnaire is specifically seeking to understand the activities of Young Adult (YA) literature. Please only take this survey if you read YA literature, and answer all questions as they relate to YA literature.
How did you learn about this survey?
How and where were you introduced to YA literature?
How old were you when you started reading YA literature?
What are your favorite features of YA literature?
What are your least favorite features of YA literature?
Rank these subgenres in order of preference. Write “0” for a subgenre you rarely read. (Realistic fiction, fantasy, science-fiction, dystopian, paranormal, non-fiction, other)
Who is your favorite YA author and why?
Have you ever interacted with a YA author in any way, either in person or through the Internet? Please describe any and all such experiences.
How do you usually stay informed about YA authors’ activities and/or writing?
What is your favorite work of YA literature why?
What do you do after you finish a work of YA literature?
Are you involved in any YA literature-centric communities or discussions online (i.e. GoodReads, tumblr, etc.) If so, describe your involvement and experience in these communities.
Are you involved in any YA literature-centric communities or discussions outside of the Internet? If so, describe your involvement and experience in these communities.
Do you read, write, and/or review fanfiction based on YA literature? If so, describe your experience with fanfiction. If so, what kind of fanfiction do you usually read or write (Canon, Alternate Universe, Alternate POV, etc.)?
How do you learn about new young adult literature?
Where do you gain most of your YA literature recommendations?
Please share any additional comments about why and how you engage with YA literature.
I am considering creating a website where I can share some of the responses I have received. Please let me know if you do not wish me to publicly share any or all of your answers outside of my thesis.
Again, please e-mail the completed questionnaire to me at email@example.com .