You are being asked to participate in a research study titled “An Investigation into Electric Vehicle Usage in Newton, Massachusetts.” You were selected to participate in this project because you are a vehicle owner/lessee residing in the City of Newton.
The purpose of this study is to understand user needs for expanding electric vehicle usage in Newton and to identify potential locations for public charging stations. This study will be conducted through this online survey. The survey consists of multiple choice and open-ended questions that ask about your driving habits and vehicle usage. It should take you approximately 15 minutes to complete.
There are no direct benefits to you, but you may feel gratified knowing that you helped further scholarly work in this research area. You will not be compensated for the time you take to complete this survey. There are no costs to you associated with your participation. 100 males and 100 females are expected to participate in this study.
This Principal Investigator will exert all reasonable efforts to keep your responses and your identity confidential. All electronic information will be coded and secured using a password-protected file. Please note that our faculty advisor, regulatory agencies, the Boston College Institutional Review Board, and Boston College internal auditors may review research records
Your participation is voluntary. If you choose not to participate it will not affect your relations with Boston College. You are free to withdraw or skip questions for any reason. There are no penalties for withdrawing or skipping questions.
If you have questions or concerns concerning this research you may contact Collin Fedor at 630-666- 8511 or email@example.com. If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Office for Research Protections, Boston College, at 617-552-4778 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This study was reviewed by the Boston College Institutional Review Board and its approval was granted on March 30, 2015.
If you agree to the statements above and agree to participate in this study, please press the "Continue” button below.