Random Household Survey 2014

Participant Information for our Avondale Community Action Random Household Survey 2014

Our community is about working together to improve our health and wellbeing. We want to hear from you. If  your email link has brought you to this page, than thank you for responding as one of the 360 households that have been randomly selected to participate in this research.  Any information given to us will help make this ‘community participation action project’ a success.

What is the purpose of this research?

The purpose of this research is to encourage community people to help us to identify the top priorities and strengths for people living in Avondale. This information will help community people, workers and groups to work together to improve the health and wellbeing of all our people. The outputs from this research project will include reports on our findings (hard and electronic copies), as well as verbal and PowerPoint presentations to community members and groups at the end of the research project.

How was I identified and why am I being invited to participate in this research?

Your household has been selected by a random process (using an online random sampler) to participate in this survey. This random selection method will ensure that every householder in the community has an equal chance to be chosen. All Avondale residents over the age of 16 are eligible to participate in this research.

Consent to take part in this research?

If you agree to take part in any of the activities of this research, you will need to complete and sign a consent form, ( or tick the check box that you agree to do the survey online having red this information) This consent form will also be available from our research team when they knock on your door.

What are the discomforts and risks?

The researchers do not foresee any discomfort or risk associated from participating in this research project. You are free to take part in a way that is most appropriate for you, and you are also at any time free to withdraw from the research project or refuse to answer any questions or respond to any research activities at any stage of the project without having to give any reason at all.

What are the benefits?

The benefits include helping the community research team to identify the top priorities and goals for people living in the Avondale community. The information will give more accurate knowledge to advocate for and promote appropriate activities, services and decisions that will benefit all the people living, working and playing in Avondale. Copies of the final project report will be available at both the Avondale public library, as well as the library at Unitec Institute of Technology. Electronic copies will be available on request from the project supervisor at Avondale Community Action. Feedback will also be presented to members of the Avondale community at advertised public meetings.

How will my privacy be protected?

All personal details are kept in locked cabinets and separately from the information  collected from you.  The confidentiality of your information will be treated with due care. Your completed questionnaire will be identified by a code which will not be identifiable by the researchers.

How long will it take to participate in this research?

Depending on your interests and answers, the random household survey interview can take between 10 and 60 minutes.

What opportunity do I have to consider this invitation?

You have up to two weeks to respond to the first invitation to participate.

How do I agree to participate in this research?

You will be asked to complete and sign a consent form that will be available from our volunteer interviewers, when they meet you at your front door, or as organised an email will be sent with your code and location of where to complet the Survey online.

Will I receive feedback on the results of this research?

There will be no individual feedback on the results of this research. Copies of the final project report however, will be produced and available to the Avondale Community. Copies of the project report will be available at both the Avondale public library, as well as the library at Unitec Institute of Technology. Electronic copies will be available on request from the project supervisor at Avondale Community Action. Feedback will also be presented to members of the Avondale community at advertised public meetings.

What do I do if I have concerns about this research?

Contact Paul Woodruffe (Unitec Researcher) Ph: 815 4321 or pwoodruffe@unitec.ac.nz Concerns regarding the conduct of the research should be notified to the Secretary, UREC ( Unitec Research Ethics Committee ) phone; 09 815 4321 ext. 6162.

Whom do I contact for further information about this research?

Researcher Contact Details: Paul Woodruffe, Unitec Institute of Technology, ph; 09 815 4321 ext.7198 pwoodruffe@unitec.ac.nz

Project Supervisor Contact Details: Tess Liew (Community Projects Manager, Ka Mau Te Wero) 521 8436 or kmtw@xtra.co.nz

Ethics Approval Details:

Approved by the Unitec Institute of Technology Ethics Committee on 24th January 2013, UREC    Reference number 2012-1003.

Survey created in Association with:  Unitec Institute of Technology

Avondale Community Action is supported by: Ka Mau Te Wero, Eupraxis Trust, Haven Foundation ( formerly Kodesh Trust ), Hope Foundation , The Trust Community Foundation , The Whau Local Board,  Department of Internal Affairs & all the Students on placement  & most of all, our Local Avondale Volunteers.

If you would like to complete our Survey online, please contact us: avondalecommunityaction@gmail.com, we will send you a special survey code if you have received a flyer in your letterbox or forward you other details if your household is not one of our Randomly selected ones.