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Survey on COVID-19/Forced telework home energy use

Carleton University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Project objectives and summary: This survey aims to generate new knowledge about the energy-related attitudes, behaviours, and beliefs of knowledge-based workers who are now forced to work from home as a result of COVID-19 policies. The survey is hosted by Qualtrics and will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Your participation is confidential. Data will be reported in aggregate form to ensure anonymity in published findings. We expect to survey 200 participants. Your participation in this research study is voluntary, and you may choose not to take part, or to skip any of the questions (excluding initial screening and final submission questions). You can withdraw your data at any time without penalty prior to submitting the survey. As your responses will be stripped of identifying information (i.e., your (optional) email address, see below) immediately upon submission, you will not be able to withdraw your responses once you have clicked “Submit” at the end of the survey unless you provide your email address and contact the researcher within 30 days. Submitting your survey responses indicates that you consent to your responses being used in the study. We do not anticipate any risks to you from participating in the survey. When the survey closes (June. 1, 2020), participants who completed the survey and provided an email address will be randomly selected to win one of five $100 Amazon.ca gift cards. The odds of winning are approximately 5 in 200. Note that email addresses will be stored separately from survey responses to anonymize survey responses and deleted immediately upon completion of the project. Data storage: After the study is completed, we will retain survey responses for five years for use in future related research projects and then securely destroyed. The results of this study will be presented in a journal manuscript and blog post.

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

At least 18 years old

You are a full-time knowledge-based worker

Your primary work environment is an office (e.g., reading, writing, computer work, etc.)

As a result of COVID-19, you now work primarily from home

You are 18+ years of age

Study Tasks

Answer survey questions

Ethics

This research has been cleared by Carleton University Research Ethics Board-B (CUREB-B Clearance # 112772). If you have any ethical concerns with the study, please contact the Carleton University Research Ethics Board (CUREB-B) by phone at 613-520-2600#4085 or by email at [email protected]

Keywords

COVID-19
Telework
Work-From-Home
Energy Use
Activity and Time

Technology

Polls and Surveys

Weeknights, Weekdays, Weekends

10 minute(s) - 15 minute(s) per session

1 session(s)

Compensation

When the survey closes (June. 1, 2020), participants who completed the survey and provided an email address will be randomly selected to win one of five $100 Amazon.ca gift cards. The odds of winning are approximately 5 in 200.

Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

Posting date: May 13, 2020

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