South Dakota State University Extension and North Dakota State University Extension is conducting a research project about housing as part of planning for Extension outreach. The purpose of the study is to help Extension identify future directions for additional housing research, education, and outreach.
Because housing is important to all adults, we are inviting people age 18 and older to participate. The survey can be completed online. We realize that your time is valuable and have attempted to keep the requested information as brief and concise as possible. It will take you approximately 10 to 20 minutes of your time. Your participation in this project is voluntary. You may withdraw from the study at any time without consequence.
There are no known risks to you for participating in this study. There are also no direct benefits. Your contributions will help the researchers identify strategies to increase opportunities for aging in place in rural states. As a thank you for your time, you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a $50 gift card. Employees of South Dakota State University or North Dakota State University are not eligible to win the gift card. You must be age 18 or older to win the gift card and a resident of North Dakota or South Dakota.
SDSU and NDSU Extension will not share your information or answers with anyone. Our data collection software will also safeguard your information. QuestionPro may collect the Internet protocol address (the IP address) that is publicly available on your computer. QuestionPro will collect, use, maintain, secure and/or disclose IP addresses in accordance with applicable Laws. For more information, visit https://www.questionpro.com/compliance/. When the data and analysis are presented, you will not be linked to the data by your name, title or any other identifying item. However, since this survey is online, your confidentiality is only as secure as your equipment; no guarantees can be made regarding the interception of data sent via the Internet.
Your consent is implied by completing the electronic survey. By completing the electronic survey, you are also affirming that you are age 18 or older. An information sheet about this study is available upon request. If you have any questions, now or later, you may contact us at the number below. Thank you very much for your time and assistance. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research participant in this study, you may contact the SDSU Research Compliance Coordinator at 605-688-6975, SDSU.IRB@sdstate.edu.
Leacey E. Brown, M.S.
Gerontology Field Specialist
711 N. Creek Drive
Rapid City, SD 57703
Phone: (605) 394-1722 (ext. 214)
Thank you very much for your time and support. Please start with the survey now by clicking on the NEXT button below.