Mar 26, 2009

Take the 2009 MSM Sex Survey

Thanks to AJ, I learned about the 2009 MSM Sex Survey. It’s a survey for men who have sex with other men (MSM) in Asia. The results of this survey will help researchers analyze trends regarding sexual practices, beliefs, and knowledge of Asian PLUs especially with regard to HIV and AIDS. The survey is completely anonymous and would take about 15–20 minutes of your time. I encourage you to take it.

Yes, one big problem with this survey is that the respondents are completely self-selected (assuming that they only have the website and word-of-mouth to rely on). It’s unlikely that the survey will manage to get a random or representative sample of the Asian MSM population. But that’s the nature of polls that target PLUs; the problem of getting a good sample should not discourage you from participating. Any data is better than no data at all as long as the people who analyze the results mind the caveats of the sampling strategy.

5 comments:

Mac Callister wrote on March 27, 2009 at 1:27 AM:

im checking it out now.thanks for this

 
Joaqui wrote on March 27, 2009 at 1:54 PM:

Took the exam. :)

I'm still waiting for the result though... :)

 
Vince wrote on March 29, 2009 at 2:55 PM:

Mac Callister, you're welcome!

Joaqui, I'm waiting for the result as well so that I can analyze and blog about it! :-)

 
Reijiro wrote on April 8, 2009 at 10:59 PM:

did this. nice. do you know when (and where) they'll post the results?

 
Vince wrote on April 12, 2009 at 11:10 PM:

Reijiro, the survey is slated to run until April 30 so I think they'll release the result in May. At the end of the survey, I opted in to receive the result via e-mail, if I remember correctly. I'll definitely blog about the results when they come out. :-)