What is COST?
COVID-19 Survey for assessing Travel impact (COST) is a research project, which is led by Dr. Mahmudur Fatmi, a transportation professor at UBC – Okanagan. This study will collect information regarding how COVID-19 has influenced respondents travel, including their daily/routine travel activities such as activity frequency and travel mode, long-distance travel such as destination and purpose, and socio-demographic characteristics.
Are there any incentives to the participants?
Survey participants can enter into a draw to win one of ten – $10 (CAD) gift cards.
How can I participate in the survey?
You can participate by clicking on the link below.
You can use either your personal computer or tablet or mobile phone to complete the survey.
Who can participate in the Survey?
Anyone aged 18 years and above is invited to participate in the survey. The participants need to be able to read and write in English.
How long does it take to complete the survey?
This survey will take around 10 – 15 minutes to complete.
How will the information be protected?
Confidentiality of the data will be maintained strictly. The data will not be shared with a 3rd party, and will only be utilized for research purposes. This online questionnaire is administered by the UBC-hosted version of Qualtrics. The data will be coded, saved, and stored in password protected drive. Data will be securely retained for a minimum of 5 years after publication and will be stored in the UBC facility in Canada.
Whom should I contact if I wanted to find out the results or had any questions?
If you have any questions, or need further details, please contact Dr. Mahmudur Fatmi (firstname.lastname@example.org, 250-807-8428).
Why should I participate in this survey?
World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 spread as a pandemic. However, very little is known on the impact of this pandemic on individuals’ travel decisions. This study will provide insights towards how individuals’ travel including daily and long distance travel decisions are affected by COVID-19. Therefore, your response is very important as the quality of the survey depends highly on the response rate and diversity of respondents.