As far as I know, Adam Butterfield is the first person doing his Master’s thesis on the subject of the Quantified Self. He wrote in with this request:
Calling all self-trackers! My name is Adam Butterfield, and I am a graduate student in the department of Anthropology at San Jose State University conducting research on Quantified Self and self-tracking practices. I am looking to recruit people that are willing to be interviewed about Quantified Self and self-tracking/self-experimenting from their perspective.
The interviews will be about one hour in length and I expect that we will need two sessions to cover all the questions. There is no compensation offered for participating other than knowing that you have helped contribute to this research project and added to the body of knowledge around health management and self-tracking. Interviews can take place in person, over the telephone, or via Skype.
If you are interested in participating in the project, please contact me for more information at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.