Biometric Evictions Study: Information

Below you will find information about the Biometric Evictions study. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch:

Gauteng City-Region Observatory

evictions@gcro.ac.za

011 717 7280

This survey will ask you about your experience of being locked out. Currently, there is very little information on who is being affected by lock outs and the impact that these lock outs have on their everyday lives. Our survey tackles these issues.

How long will it take? There are 24 questions in this survey, which will take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Do I have to take part? No. Participation is voluntary, you can withdraw at any point even after you do the survey. To withdraw, please contact the GCRO (see above).

Do I have to answer all your questions? No. You do not have to answer any question that you do not wish to answer. If you reach a question that you are uncomfortable with, please do not answer it and discontinue the survey.

Will I benefit from being part of the study? You will not be paid for taking part in the study and the study will not directly affect your housing situation but we hope that the findings of this research will provide an insight into the incidence of being locked out and the impact that this has on people’s everyday lives.

Will I be named in the research findings? Your name will not be used in publications.

What happens to this data? The responses to this survey will be stored by the project team at the GCRO and will be available to the core research team on this project (including the Witwatersrand University and the University of Edinburgh). It will be used as the basis for publications, which will include infographics, blogs, and academic articles.

Follow up research: At the end of the survey, we’ll ask you if you want to give us your contact details so that we can contact you about the focus groups that we will also be running on the topic. If you leave your number, it will be kept in a password-protected file by the GCRO and will only be used for the purposes of this research. During the analysis your contact details will be separated from the data you gave us.

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