WELCOME to our survey! THANK YOU for your your time, and your willingness to contribute to our understanding of cohousing. Below is some information about this study.

Northeastern University
Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology
Name of Investigator(s): William Sanchez, PhD., Elizabeth Markle, Doctoral Candidate
Title of Project: Social Support as related to Cohousing Membership

We would like to invite you to participate in a web-based online survey. The survey is part of a research study whose purpose is to gather information about social support in cohousing residents and non-cohousing residents. This survey should take about 8-12 minutes to complete.

We are asking you to participate in this study because you are either a cohousing resident or interested in cohousing.

You must be at least 18 years old to take this survey. The decision to participate in this research project is voluntary. The possible risks or discomforts of the study are minimal. You may feel a little uncomfortable answering some survey questions.
You do not have to participate and you can refuse to answer any question. Even if you begin the web-based online survey, you can stop at any time.

There are no direct benefits to you from participating in this study. However, your responses may help us learn more about how the role which social support plays in cohousing community membership.

You will not be paid for your participation in this study.

Your part in this study is anonymous to the researcher(s). However, because of the nature of web-based surveys, it is possible that respondents could be identified by the IP address or other electronic record associated with the response. Neither the researcher nor anyone involved with this survey will be capturing those data. Any reports or publications based on this research will use only group data and will not identify you or any individual as being affiliated with this project.

If you have any questions regarding electronic privacy, please feel free to contact Mark Nardone, IT Security Analyst via phone at 617-373-7901, or via email at privacy@neu.edu.

If you have any questions about this study, please feel free to contact Elizabeth Markle at markle.e@husky.neu.edu or 510-846-1607.You can also contact Dr. William Sanchez, w.sanchez@neu.edu, 617-373-2404 the Principal Investigator.

If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research participant, please contact Nan C. Regina, Director, Human Subject Research Protection, 960 Renaissance Park, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115. Tel: 617.373.7570, Email: irb@neu.edu. You may call anonymously if you wish.

By continuing on to the survey, you are indicating that you consent to participate in this study. Please print out a copy of this consent form for your records.

Thank you for your time!

Elizabeth Markle

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