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General Survey

Disclaimer:  This questionnaire is designed for research purposes only. It aids in supporting data collected in the field of Visual Sociology.  All responses are confidential and anonymous. If there is any question you are uncomfortable answering, please feel free to skip it.

Sex: (Please check one)

  • MALE
  • FEMALE
  • OTHER _________

Age: _______

Race/ Ethnicity:  _________________

Religion: _________________

When you hear the expression “male dancer” what first comes to mind?

____________________________________________________________________________

Note: We use the term “male dancers” to encompass a wide variety of dancing techniques and strictly use it to be interpreted as a dancer with formal training, as opposed to a male entertainer.

Now, when you think of male dancers, write down three words that come to mind.

_________________        ___________________        ____________________

Have you ever seen a male dancer? (Please Check One)

  • YES
  • NO

If Yes, did you enjoy their performance? Why or Why Not?

What do you feel male dancers contribute to the dance community?

Do you think there is a difference in the “ideal” body type for male and female dancers?

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS FOR DANCERS-Female Dancers

Disclaimer:  Your responses contribute to data collected in the field of Visual Sociology.  All responses are confidential and anonymous at the participant’s request.  If there are any questions you are uncomfortable answering, please let us know and it will be negated.

If you don’t mind, please tell us your age.

How long have you been involved with the dance community?

Have male performers been a big contributor to performances? If so, how do you feel about that?

From your experience, how are male dancers portrayed in society?

Do you think there is a difference in the “ideal” body type for male and female dancers?

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS FOR DANCERS-Male Dancers

If you don’t mind, please tell us your age.

How long have you been involved with the dance community?

As a male performer, how do you feel you are perceived by society?

As a male performer, how do you perceive yourself?

Do you think there is a difference in the “ideal” body type for male and female dancers?

Photo Elicitation:

Disclaimer:  Your responses contribute to data collected in the field of Visual Sociology.  All responses are confidential and anonymous at the participant’s request.  If there are any questions you are uncomfortable answering, please let us know and it will be negated.

What is your age?

What is your race/nationality?

How does this video make you feel? What are your views on each video?

Body Type

My QC Qayamat Girls is credited to Bianca Erriah

In your opinion, which one of these dancers have the “ideal” body type?

Why did you choose that girl and not one of the others? What seems to be “wrong” with the others?

Male

Male Belly Dancer was posted on YouTube by Trinijo19

The Pretenders

Natraj Seniors “Battle Song” was posted on YouTube by Artee88

Is this how you imagine female dancers? Why or Why not?

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April 24th, 2010 at 12:26 am and tagged ,


One Response to “Survey & Interview (Outline)”
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      antonia says:

    MAYBE
    first question;
    when you hear the the expression “male dancer” what comes to mind first?
    ______________________________________

    [in two sentences explain what “male dancer” means for your survey], and change all questions to “male dancer”

    add after “Have you ever seen a male dancer?”
    If yes, did you enjoy the performance? Why, or why not?
    ____________________________________

    * When you think of male performers, write down three words that come to mind: _________ __________ __________

    * Do you think there is a difference in the “ideal” body type for male and female dancers?