Research Survey participation
As a CQUniversity student, you have the opportunity to contribute to research projects by completing student surveys.
Our research projects contribute to CQUniversity’s commitment to excellence and innovation which create impacts for our local communities. Research is monitored by relevant Ethics committees, ensuring CQUniversity's projects are always in accordance with relevant guidelines and codes.
Current surveys will be posted on this page. Before completing a survey, it's a good idea to check you are familiar and comfortable with the research topic.
Please note that participation in research surveys that are shared on this page is not mandatory; participation is voluntary.
Sustainable Innovation - iChange
The Office of Social Innovation is funding research into social innovation and its impact within the university, and more specifically the iChange unit. A research team led by Associate Professor Talitha Best and Dr Olav Muurlink are looking for students who would be willing to spare around 30 - 60 minutes to chat in a focus group session Tuesday, 4 December at 4.30pm (QLD time).
The format would be a focus group of around 6 people, chatting with a facilitator, Ms Yolanda Von Gellecum or Ms. Elizabeth Marx. This would be conducted online, so you wouldn’t have to go to campus, or anywhere specifically, but could participate through a link sent to your email/computer.
The focus group meeting would be recorded, and then transcribed, after which the recording would be destroyed, and no identifying material would be retained with the final transcript. This project has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number: 0000021150), and your participation is entirely voluntary. We’d appreciate your involvement, but even if you were to say ‘yes’, you would be free to pull out at any stage, including during the focus group itself, if you felt uncomfortable or had any other concerns.
If you would like to participate but cannot make the scheduled session, we will hold an alternative session on Friday, 7 December at 10.30am.
CQUniversity’s Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR)
All CQUniversity students are invited to participate in this survey, which will examine the experiences and behaviors of vocational and university students. In particular, the survey aims to gather data on experiences related to sexual violence and harassment, and how technology is now playing a part in this issue.
The QCDFVR is one of Australia’s leading research groups when it comes to researching domestic, family and sexual violence issues and the research delivered by the Centre helps to inform government policy and guides service delivery organisations in providing best practice support to those who have been impacted by domestic, family and sexual violence. This is very important work helping to bring about solutions to very complex issues within our community.
Completing this survey will help the Centre continue this important work and this pilot study will help to build a foundation for a broader study involving other Australian universities and so too universities overseas. The data collected from this study has the potential to help universities better understand these complex issues improve services for victims and survivors of sexual violence and harassment. The study may also help to guide the development of educational tools to build a culture of respect.
This survey is completely optional and is one hundred percent anonymous. The results of this study will be published on the CQUniversity website later this year.
If you have any concerns about the nature and/or conduct of this study, please contact CQUniversity’s Office of Research on 07 4923 2603; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Mailing address: Building 32, CQUniversity, Rockhampton QLD 4702. This project has been approved by the CQUniversity Human Research Ethics Committee.
If this communication has raised any issues for you or you have any questions or concerns, please seek support via the University’s counselling service at email@example.com or 07 4930 9456, or visit www.cqu.edu.au/respectnowalways.
For more information on the work delivered by the QCDFVR please visit www.noviolence.org.au.
Enhancing the status of vocational education
You are invited to participate in a survey being conducted by Griffith University to discover how to make vocational education and training more attractive to young people.
This topic is close to our own hearts as we continue to build pathways to learning through innovative and quality vocational education and training courses.
Your input as a current student, would be valuable to the researchers who are seeking a broad range of participants.
The survey is anonymous, and should take no more than 10 to 15 minutes to complete. For more information, please contact Steven Hodge at Griffith University at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space, place and support: an exploration of the study experiences of CQUniversity Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students, in relation to completion'
CQUniversity is undertaking a research project titled 'Space, place and support: an exploration of the study experiences of CQUniversity Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students, in relation to completion'.
If you identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, you are invited to participate in this research project about how different spaces and places impact upon students' completion.
Taking part in the research is entirely voluntary. You can get involved by completing an online survey and/or participating in an interview with one of our researchers.
The survey will take no longer than fifteen minutes to complete. Participating in the survey will automatically place you into a draw to win a $100 CQUniversity bookshop voucher.
Interviews can be face-face, by phone, Skype or FaceTime and may take up to 45 minutes. To acknowledge your valuable time and input you will receive a gift card worth $20 for participating in an interview. Please email Julie Mann at email@example.com to arrange an interview at a time that suits you.
Your input is very important to us and will be kept strictly confidential. For more information please read the detailed information sheet attached to this email.