Hello and welcome to the Information-Seeking Behaviours of Fanfiction Communities Questionnaire!

My dissertation is researching how fanfiction readers and writers search, tag, and find the content they want on fanfiction websites and whether these information-seeking behaviours are applicable to the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec's (BAnQ) OverDrive catalogue.

By taking part in this questionnaire you are confirming that you read and/or write fanfiction.

The questionnaire should take: approximately 30 mins

The questionnaire will close: August 2, 2021 noon EST

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Please note that all data including subjects, contact details, opinions, and other private information will remain anonymous and confidential. The data itself, which will be thematically analysed, will only be accessible to myself, my supervisor, and the assessment team.

This study has been assessed and approved for compliance with the University's Research Ethics Policy. RGU's Reserach Ethics Policy is available here:

The final research results will potentially be released in academic articles.



All participants are given the right to withdraw their participation at any point during the study. If your questionnaire is in progress, you may withdraw by simply exiting the browser page. If you have completed the questionnaire, you may withdraw by emailing the researcher Emily Faulkner ( with the receipt number provided to you upon completion (circled in red on the image below).

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Researcher: Emily Faulkner

Dissertation: The information-seeking behaviours of fanfiction communities and their applicability to the BAnQ's OverDrive catalogue.

Advisor: Simon Burnett

Course of study: MSc Information & Library Studies

University: Robert Gordon University of Aberdeen (RGU)



If you have any questions or concerns, please click the “survey contact details” link available at the bottom of each page for a list of contactable individuals associated with this research.



Please note that as a graduate student I do not represent The Robert Gordon University of Aberdeen.



Due to the nature of this study, only people who are legally adults in their country of residence may participate. Required