Thank you for participating in the Maryland Energy Survey!
We appreciate you taking the time to help us gather information on energy use in Maryland homes and providing an opportunity for our students to gain hands-on statistical analysis training. Click "Start the Survey" to begin taking the survey! For more information about the project and additional contact information, read through the project information sheet below. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to call Jessica or Japhet at 301 405 0017 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Adoption of Renewable Energy in Maryland Homes
Purpose of the Study
This research is being conducted by Prof. Anna Alberini at the University of Maryland, College Park. We are inviting you to participate in this research project because you are a Maryland homeowner. The purpose of this research project is to study homes, neighborhoods, and energy usage in Maryland.
The procedures involve a simple online survey that should only take approximately 15 minutes. You may take the survey from your home computer or elsewhere, as long as you have internet access. If you would like to participate in the survey, but have no internet access, please contact the principal investigator and we will arrange for a telephone interview. The questionnaire asks simple questions about energy use at your home. For example, we will ask you what is your typical electricity bill, how you heat and cool your home, if you have solar panels at your home, and, if so, how did you first hear about solar panels.
Potential Risks and Discomforts
There are no known risks associated with participating in this research project.
There are no direct benefits from participation in this research. This research is not designed to help you personally, but the results will help the investigator understand residential energy needs and policies in Maryland.
Any potential loss of confidentiality will be minimized by storing data on a password protected server. We do not ask you to provide any identifying information, including your name. All we need is the information found on the back of your postcard. The data will be available only to the principal investigator and her research assistants.
If we write a report or article about this research project, your identity will be protected to the maximum extent possible.
Right to Withdraw and Questions
Your participation in this research is completely voluntary. You may choose not to take part at all. If you decide to participate in this research, you may stop participating at any time.
If you decide to stop taking part in the study, if you have questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact the investigator:
Prof. Anna Alberini
University of Maryland
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
2200 Symons Hall
College Park, MD 20742
301 405 0017
If you have questions about your rights as a research participant or wish to report a research-related injury, please contact:
University of Maryland College Park
Institutional Review Board Office
1204 Marie Mount Hall
College Park, MD 20742
This research has been reviewed according to the University of Maryland, College Park IRB procedures for research involving human subjects.
Statement of Consent
By pressing the “Start the Survey” link at the bottom of this form, you indicate that you are at least 18 years of age; you have read this consent form or have had it read to you; your questions have been answered to your satisfaction and you voluntarily agree to participate in this research study.
If you agree to participate, please click the link below.