Help to make online health resources easier to use and access for everyone regardless of ability or life circumstances
Researchers at Flinders University are inviting community members of all levels of technological skills and abilities to participate in a study that will explore how Internet behaviour, digital ability and life circumstances shape the way that we view and use online health websites to make decisions.
As part of a PhD study, researchers are initially seeking members of the community to participate in an online survey that will ask questions about how and why individuals use the Internet, attitudes toward technology and finding online health information. This survey also includes an online activity which will ask participants to group different ideas into categories which will provide important information on how different people group the same ideas.
The survey and activity should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. All responses will remain anonymous and no identifying information will be requested. There is an opportunity to indicate an interest in participating in the second stage of this study which will involve remote online evaluation of a health website, although eligibility will be assessed once the survey has been completed.
If you are interested in participating, you may click on the link below which will take you to an introductory page and then a participant information sheet which provides further details about the survey before deciding whether you wish to participate.
Please feel free to share the details of the survey and the link with anyone you feel may be interested in participating, we would especially welcome responses from people who may find being online difficult – such as those who don’t regularly use the Internet or don’t like technology.
Library Officer - Digital Services
Light Regional Council Public Library Service