What is the purpose of this study?
Focusing on regional and rural communities in the North West of New South Wales, this project will identify consumer understandings of smart technologies and their applications, engagement with digital infrastructure, increasing digital trends towards data monitoring, and the impact of smart services on social relations. This data will provide information on the digital experiences and smart literacy of regional and rural telecommunications consumers to better understand how smart services can be applied.
Why have you been invited to participate in this study?
5 towns have been identified for the project: Dubbo and the surrounding areas of Narromine, Gilgandra, Wellington, and Peak Hill. All residents of these towns have been invited to participant in the study.
What does this study involve?
If you agree to participate, you will be asked to answer a questionnaire consisting of approximately 20 questions that will take you around 5-15 minutes to complete, depending on how many questions you want to answer! You will not be required to identify yourself. You will be asked about your knowledge of smart applications and technologies, how often you use them, how they can benefit consumers and the community, what you know about remote data monitoring, how you would assess your digital literacy, and how you engage with civic and community planning. Don’t worry if you don’t know much about these topics, we want a diversity of views and perspectives.