1. Unstable States

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey which will allow me to gather data for my research project on the use of QR Codes by heritage organisations.

QR codes are 2D barcodes that can be decoded by smart phones to access online resources. Through this survey I hope to find out about public familiarity and experience with QR codes and use of the mobile internet. The survey is administered to people who have accessed the ‘Unstable States’ exhibition blog and takes approximately five minutes.

The outcomes of this survey will be presented in my dissertation for the Digital Heritage Masters course, Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester. Please note that your responses will be fully anonymised, and no identification information will be gathered. Any details you provide that might be used to identify people, places or situations will be suitably modified to protect your and others’ identities.

Please note that by completing the questionnaire, you agree that:
- Your responses are interpreted and used for the purposes stated above
- Any presentation of your responses will be fully anonymised
- Given that responses will be anonymised and I will not have access to your individual responses, it may not be possible to withdraw from the study once you have completed and submitted the questionnaire.

If you have any questions about the ethical conduct of this research please contact the Museum Studies Research Ethics Officer, Dr Giasemi Vavoula, on gv18@le.ac.uk.

If you are happy with the above and have the time and willingness to assist, please proceed with the questionnaire.

Thank you again for your participation,

Angela Nesic

* 1. What is your age?

* 2. In which country do you live?

* 3. Did you know what QR codes were before reading about this study? y/n

* 4. Have you used QR codes before?

* 5. What do you consider to be the main obstacles to the use of QR codes?
(tick all that apply)


* 6. Do you own a mobile phone with access to the internet, email or social networks?

* 7. When visiting a heritage site, would you prefer to use your own mobile phone to access further information or use a hired handheld guide device?

* 8. How often do you use your mobile phone to access the internet?

* 9. When using a handheld museum guide, what is your preferred format for receiving information?

* 10. Do you think you would use QR codes to access information with your mobile phone in future?