Endorsed Research

RAC Endorsement R2013-03 (Williams) Does BDSM fit the Dimensions of Leisure? A Quantitative Explorat

The Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS) has completed a community and technical review of your protocol, Does BDSM fit the Dimensions of Leisure? A Quantitative Exploration.

 

The CARAS Research Advisory Committee (RAC) has voted to grant a formal endorsement for the protocol, after having received the modifications and responses to the stipulations in the previous notice of action.  The RAC believes that this protocol has scientific/scholarly merit, follows standard ethical procedures and policies, and offers a prospect of benefit to the community being addressed. The potential benefit to the community is promising, and the documentation of the feasibility of applying leisure theory to BDSM activities would strengthen the body of knowledge about BDSM sexualities.

 

RAC members participating in this review were Richard A. Sprott, Ph.D. (Chair; academic, psychology); Jess Waldura, M.D. (clinical, family/community medicine); Thomas Peterson, PhD (academic, religious studies); Sarah Taub, Ph.D. (academic, linguistics/cognitive science); Bert Cutler, PhD (academic, sexology); and Chris Farrington, graduate studies in psychology (academic). 

 

The link to the online survey is here for those who want to participate.  We encourage the community to participate.

July 19, 2014