Since the most effective way to contact and interview a wide and fairly representative sample of the Tibetan population in exile is by using the internet and CAWI (Computer-Assisted Web Interview) technology, LAPS is in the process of collecting as many e-mail addresses as possible of the Tibetan members or affiliates of associations, foundations, organisations, societies, and cultural centers dealing with the Tibetan issue. To this purpose, we would be very grateful if you could help us in creating such a database, kindly forwarding to us the e-mail list of the Tibetan members of your association or organisation.
To guarantee full anonymity, at this stage we do not need any further information on those persons listed, beside their email. We will use these addresses to invite them to join in our study, submitting to them an electronic version of our questionnaire. Participation in the survey will be completely anonymous and on a voluntary basis. There will be no way to identify the respondents and the results will be used only for the purposes of the study.
We thank you in advance for your collaboration and we strongly hope you will help us in this important and challenging research project.
Prof. Luca Verzichelli (Dean of the Faculty of Political Science, University of Siena)
Prof. Pierangelo Isernia (Director of the Laboratory for Political and Social Analysis - LAPS)