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Old 04-26-2012, 07:04 AM
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Hello Poly Family,

I have decided to conduct a study and write a research paper on Polyamory. I hold the upmost respect for the Polyamourous community and am hoping to inform those who have misconceptions of Polyamory. Since polyamory is such a broad topic my professor has asked me to narrow it down to a more specific area. With that said, I have decided to focus my paper on polyamory and money management. Is there anyone who would be willing to answer some questions for my research paper? it would be a great help and also give a clear perspective for my paper coming directly from the inside of the Polyamourous community. The questions are very simple and direct for ex:

How long have you been together?Who has the most decision-making power and why?
Do you share bank accounts?
What are the gender dynamics of your relationship i.e. do you stick to the same gender roles as do those in monogamous relationships?When you go out how do you determine if you take everyone or just one person? How does that determine the budget of the evening?
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Thank you so much I look forward to hearing from you all
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:15 AM
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Can you provide a little more info? Most people who come here doing research do not do so completely anonymously. They usually tell us what university they are in, the subject of study, if it's for a graduate degree or undergrad project, and so on.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:39 AM
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Also, if you have specific questions in mind, then you might consider creating a standardized survey with SurveyMonkey. That way, you can more easily structure your data plus enable responses to be submitted anonymously.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:15 AM
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Certainly, sorry I should of included all of this information. I attend the University of North Texas, my major is communications and I am an undergrad. I actually graduate this May so this is my last paper (hooray). I am really enthusiastic about this paper because my professor has never been presented with this research topic before so she is excited to read this. I am looking into surveymonkey I was unaware of this site. However I would only need to know if you are a male or female and your age as far as demographics and of course the answer to the questions.

Please let me know if you are interested and rather its via survey monkey or a private message I will forward you the direct questions. Thank You
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:26 AM
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May I also suggest the questions "how many partners do you have that you live with?"

Five single persons dating five other single persons each for example, all have complete financial autonomy from each other, which would slate a data trend one way, wheras a sextuple of three couples sharing a house with four of them working would slate it another way.

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Old 04-27-2012, 03:10 PM
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You can feel free to message me with the survey link, but why don't you just post it here? It seems like that would be the easiest thing.
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