Digitally Invisible – Post-Test Interview Questions

After the participant has carried the iButton for one week, an arrangement will be made for a follow-up meeting of a research team member, the cooling center or homeless services support worker and the participant. The device will be collected from the participant, and a brief research interview will be conducted to understand the participant’s perceptions and concerns with respect to privacy, obtrusiveness of the device, their experiences as a homeless person and scope for more complex data capture protocols and greater researcher/participant collaboration. The participant will be offered a $25 Visa Gift Card upon the return of the iButton to thanks them for participating in this research and to compensate them for their time and effort (see attachment 5)

Did anything in the past week change as to whether you consider yourself homeless?                    □Yes        □No

Length of current episode of homelessness         ___________________________________

Where will you be sleeping tonight?    □Street                      □Vehicle                   □In a Camp              □In a Park                 □Motel/Hotel            □Temporarily with Family/ Friends                  □Other__________________________________          □Don’t know

Household Type:    □Single adult           □Couple without children      □Single parent w/children     □Two parents with children

Are you a veteran (US Armed Service or Activated National Guard/Reservist)  □Yes        □No

Are you able to eat regularly?                                  □Yes        □No

Have you ever felt discriminated against because you are homeless?                                 □Yes                          □No

Since you have been homeless, have you experienced any violence?                               □Yes                          □No

Do you have any medical problems?                      □Yes                          □No

Digital Technology

Do you carry a cell phone?

□Yes

Type (smartphone?)

Cost

Purpose or uses

□No

Why not?

Would you carry one if provided to you?

Do you use a computer?

□Yes

Where do you have access?

Do you use social media – Facebook? Twitter?

Do you have an email account?

□No

Do you have a bank account?

□Yes

□No

Do you have a credit card?

□Yes

□No

iButton Questions

Do carrying an iButton for a week cause any problems or issues?

□Yes

□No

Did you worry that your activity over the week was being tracked?

□Yes

□No

Did carrying an iButton over the week change what you did day-to-day?

□Yes

□No

Future Research

Given your experience carrying an iButton for a week, could you see yourself being involved with research using other devices in future?

□Yes

□No

If the homeless shelter / cooling center gave you a cell phone, would you use it?

□Yes

□No

If a research group from the University gave you a cell phone, would you use it?

□Yes

□No

If the government gave you a cell phone, would you use it?

□Yes

□No

If you were given a cell phone, what would you use it for?

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2 comments on “Digitally Invisible – Post-Test Interview Questions

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