Name of Researchers: Kath Scanlon and Fanny Blanc, LSE London (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thank you for considering participating in our study, which will take place in May and June of 2020. This webpage outlines the purpose of the study and provides a description of your involvement and rights as a participant if you agree to take part.
This is the link to join the survey: https://bit.ly/PocketLSELondon
1. What is the research about? In the past 20 years, London’s lived density has risen, as the number of Londoners living with other adults (largely but not exclusively young single people) has gone up by a nearly a third. Many live in as little as 10m² of personal space with only the kitchen as a common area, as living rooms are used as bedrooms. The current lockdown conditions, which require many people to work from home, will pose extraordinary challenges for those sharing homes with other adults—including partners or parents. This research will assess the performance of shared homes under unique conditions of stress.
Our overarching research questions are:
1) How do residents of multi-adult shared homes experience working from home/furlough conditions under lockdown? What are the main physical and social challenges and how are they resolved?
2) What features of shared homes enhance or detract from their physical and social performance now?
This project is a collaboration between LSE London and Pocket Living.
2. Do I have to take part? It is up to you to decide whether to take part in this online survey. Completing the survey will be considered informed consent.
3. How do I withdraw from the study? You can withdraw from the study at any point by not continuing to respond to the survey. If you choose to withdraw from the study none of your responses will be recorded.
4. What will my information be used for? We will use the information to produce a joint LSE London/Pocket research report, and may also use it as part of an academic paper
5. Will my taking part and my data be kept confidential? Will it be anonymised? Your responses are confidential and you will not be personally identified. Neither Pocket nor LSE will know who responded to the survey invitation, and your decision about whether or not to take part in the survey will not affect your likelihood of being offered a Pocket home.
6. Who has reviewed this study? This study has undergone ethics review in accordance with the LSE Research Ethics Policy and Procedure.
8. What if I have a question or complaint? If you have any questions regarding this study please contact the researcher, Kath Scanlon (email@example.com). f you have any concerns or complaints regarding the conduct of this research, please contact the LSE Research Governance Manager via firstname.lastname@example.org .