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Active Research Studies

Survey: People, Place, and Pro-environmental Behaviour

We are seeking participants who reside in Singapore or North Queensland aged 18 and above to take part in a research project that explores how what we think and feel about a place might influence the way we behave towards the environment. The study is being conducted by Connar McShane, Denise Dillon, Ghee Kian Koh and Madison Green, from James Cook University, Townsville and Singapore campuses, and has been approved by the JCU Human Research Ethics Committee (H8111).

The online survey contains items that ask basic questions about yourself, such as age and postcode, as well as items that ask you about what you think about particular places, your community and your environmental behaviour. The survey should only take 15 minutes to complete.

There are no risks involved in this study. As it is an online survey and we are not seeking personally identifying information, your responses and participation are anonymous. Taking part in this study is completely voluntary and you can stop taking part in the study at any time without explanation or prejudice. However, as this is an anonymous survey, we cannot remove the individual responses you may have submitted.

The data from the study will be used in research publications and reports, including peer-reviewed journal publications, presentations at conferences and the production of an Honours thesis. You will not be identified in any form of reporting.

Click the link to participate in the survey: https://tinyurl.com/ProEnvBeh


Survey: Teaching & Learning in COVID-19 times study

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed education dramatically. The impact on teaching and learning is global, urgent and likely to alter education practices from this point onwards. We are interested to hear teacher’s (across all sectors) stories on how they have negotiated these changes by responding to an online survey. The survey seeks to document and analyse changing education practices to produce reports, case studies, guides and other resources to support teaching and learning through the COVID-19 socially restrictive national, state and institutional rulings. Taking part in this study is voluntary and anonymous.

The study is being conducted by Associate Professor Louise Phillips(James Cook University, Singapore), Dr Chris Campbell (Griffith University), Associate Professor Susan Davis (Central Queensland University), Dr Melissa Cain (Australian Catholic University), Dr Kate Coleman (University of Melbourne), Dr Geraldine Burke (Monash University), Associate Professor Jenny Ritchie (Victoria University, Wellington), Professor Cynthia Brock (University of Wyoming), and Dr Esther Joosa (Independent Researcher, Singapore).

The project has approval from the James Cook University Human Research Ethics Committee (approval no. H8090).

Click this link https://tinyurl.com/TeachinginCOVID to participate in the survey


SURVEY: Telework, a universal remedy or a one-off solution in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic?

We are currently living in an exceptional health and economic situation in the world for an indefinite period of time. In this context, telework has become the daily reality of many workers who have to adapt. The aim of this study is to take a new look at teleworking, to analyze the adaptation of employees to new ways of working and to digital tools. Beyond the impacts of teleworking in a crisis situation, we want to identify the potential for innovation in ways of working for the future.

For an international reach, this study is being conducted in the US, Canada, France, Australia, and Singapore.

We invite you to complete our online questionnaire that will take 10-12 minutes of your time. We will share the results of our survey on the websites of James Cook University, Bucknell University, Université de Montréal, TBS Business School, Université Laval, and Macquarie University.

This research has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (#1920-114) at Bucknell University and partner institutions.  You may discuss any questions you have about this study with Dr Eddy Ng at eddy.ng@bucknell.edu (copy to eddy.ng@jcu.edu.au).

Click the link to participate in the survey: https://fr.surveymonkey.com/r/telcov_usa


SURVEY: Feelings About Nature and Plants

We are seeking Singapore citizens and PRs to take part in a research project about the feelings people have for nature and plants. Taking part in this study is completely voluntary. Your responses will be anonymous, so we will not be able to withdraw your responses once you submit them. The data from the study will be used in research publications and reports, and could also be used in future studies for comparative purposes.

After you complete the survey (takes about 15 minutes), we invite you to write about your favourite place if you want to share that as well. We think this would take an additional 15 minutes of your time. You will not be identified in any way unless you wish your authorship of creative memory work to be acknowledged.

Exclusion criteria: Under the age of 18 years, Inability to understand conversational English
The study is being conducted by Dr Denise Dillon and A/Prof Louise Phillips who are both researchers at James Cook University in Singapore. The project has approval from the JCU Human Research Ethics Committee (approval no. H8023).

Click the link to participate in the survey: https://tinyurl.com/NaturePlants