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Housing Survey Washington, D.C.

This research focuses on housing development in the Washington, D.C. region, one of the fastest growing urban areas in the U.S.

Judith Keller, a research scholar from Heidelberg University, aims to gain more insights into your experiences on the housing and rental markets and your evaluation of the current situation. The results of the research study may enhance the public’s understanding of the housing crisis and the effects it has on individuals and communities. 

This survey will take about 5 minutes to complete.

Thank you for your time!

 

 

This survey is anonymous.

The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it.

If you used an identifying token to access this survey, please rest assured that this token will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification tokens with survey responses.


 

ARE THERE ANY RISKS IF I PARTICIPATE? 

Some of the survey questions may seem personal to you or make you uncomfortable. You may refuse to answer any question and still remain in the study. 

ARE THERE ANY BENEFITS IF I PARTICIPATE? 

You will not directly benefit from your participation in the study. 

However, the results of the research study may enhance the public’s understanding of the housing crisis and the effects it has on individuals and communities. 

HOW WILL INFORMATION ABOUT ME AND MY PARTICIPATION BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL? 

According to Heidelberg University’s FAIR data principle (findable, accessible, interoperable, re-usable), Judith Keller guarantees that she will handle your data with care and that all personal information will be anonymized. 

HOW DATA WILL BE STORED? 

Study data will be electronically secured. The database will be encrypted and saved by Judith Keller to a portable hard drive and to the University’s cloud system.

PEOPLE AND AGENCIES THAT WILL HAVE ACCESS TO DATA

The principal investigator, Judith Keller, her Thesis Advisory Committee, and authorized personnel at Heidelberg University may have access to study data and records to monitor the study. 

HOW LONG INFORMATION FROM THE STUDY WILL BE KEPT 

Information from the study will be retained for at least 10 years after the completion of the research. 

USE OF DATA FOR FUTURE RESEARCH 

Data may be used in future research. 

WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS STUDY? 

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the research, please feel free to contact Judith Keller, the principal investigator at Judith.keller@uni-heidelberg.de

If you have questions about your rights as a research subject, or you have concerns or suggestions and you want to talk to someone other than the researcher, you may contact ZENDAS, the Central Data Protection Office of the Universities in Baden-Württemberg, Germany by phone: +49 (0)711 685 83690; by email: info@zendas.de, or by mail: ZENDAS, Breitscheidstr. 2, 70174 Stuttgart, Deutschland.