The Third Annual Arizona PBS Nerd Walk!

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Be Nerdy. It's for SCIENCE!!

My name is Bob Beard, and in addition to my role at Arizona PBS, I am a graduate student under the direction of Associate Professor Lindsey Meân in the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Arizona State University. I am conducting a research study to document the performance and authenticity practices within Nerd Culture. I am inviting your participation, which will involve your answering a two-question survey below. You have the right not to answer these questions, and to stop the interview at any time. Please note, you must be 18 years or older to participate in this study. Your participation in this study is voluntary. If you choose not to participate or to withdraw from the study at any time, there will be no penalty and you may still participate in the Nerd Walk. Although there is no benefit to you, the potential benefit for your participation is the development of a new, positive academic definition of the nerd label. There are no foreseeable risks or discomforts to your participation. Your responses will be confidential. Records will be kept in a secure server computer space at Arizona State University.The results of this study may be used in reports, presentations, or publications but your name will not be used. If you have any questions concerning the research study, please contact the research team at or If you have any questions about your rights as a subject/participant in this research, or if you feel you have been placed at risk, you can contact the Chair of the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board, through the ASU Office of Research Integrity and Assurance, at (480) 965-6788. Please continue to the next page to answer two questions related to this study.