The purpose of the study is to assess the impact of wind farm developments and the attitudes of the rural population who are subject to developments globally. Your participation will assist in the understanding of issues associated with wind farm developments which may provide assistance with policy development. This study is being conducted by Darryl Read an Honours candidate enrolled in the School of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences at the University of New England and is supervised by Dr Einar Thorsteinsson and Dr Adam Rock. Darryl Read can be contacted by email at dread2/une.edu.au or by phone at 02 67221381. Dr Einar Thorsteinsson can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 02 67732587. Dr Adam Rock can be contacted by email at arock/une.edu.au or by phone at 02 67733027.
If you decide you would like to participate in this study, please continue with this survey below by reading and answering each of the questions. The survey will take no more than 20 minutes and is completely anonymous; you will not be asked to provide your name or any identifying information. The information you provide will be combined with other responses so that a summary of results across participants can be presented in the final report describing the outcome of the study.
Participation is completely voluntary and you can withdraw from the study at any time. Responses are completely anonymous so you are encouraged to be honest in your replies. The data that is collected from this study will not be linked with any identifying details. Any hard copy data will be stored in a locked filing cabinet in the office of Einar Thorsteinsson for five years after which it will be destroyed in line with Australian ethics guidelines. Electronic data will be kept indefinitely to meet requirements of many academic journals that any data used as a bases for publication, as may be the case with this data, be kept in case future researchers would like to ask further questions of the data in question.
The data may help with teaching and may be used in journal articles and books. It is anticipated that this research will be completed by the end of 2012. The results may also be presented at conferences or written up in journals without any identifying information.
This project has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of New England (Approval No: HE12 – 049, Valid to 27 / 03 / 2013)
Should you have any complaints concerning the manner in which this research is conducted, please contact the Research Ethics Officer at the following address:
Research Services University of New England Armidale, NSW 2351.
Telephone: (02) 6773 3449
Facsimile (02) 6773 3543
Thank you for considering this request and I look forward to further contact with you.
Regards, Darryl Read.
School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences
Armidale, NSW 2351 Australia
Phone:(02) 6773 3606
Fax: (02) 6773 3820