INFORMATION AND CONSENT FORM FOR REMOTE WALKING TOURS
Study Title: Discovering New Urban Narratives Together
Researcher: Tricia Enns
Researcher's Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Supervisor: Professor Alice Jarry
Faculty Supervisor's Contact Information: email@example.com
Source of funding for the study: N/A
You are being invited to participate in the research study mentioned above. This form provides information about what participating entails. Please read it carefully before deciding if you want to participate or not. If there is anything you do not understand, or if you want more information, please ask the researcher (Enns).
The purpose of the research is to explore the embedded and often hidden stories and narratives surrounding the Quartier Des Spectacles neighbourhood and explore how these stories can be shared, built upon and ultimately included within the dominate narrative of this area. The research explores notions of belonging, urban design, and how we as humans relate to one another and our physical surroundings. The research will be disseminated through an online exhibition and website within the month of April 2021 and thesis to be submitted June 2022.
If you participate by sharing documentation, it is assumed you have, following a map and link to an audio walk sent to you, walked around the Quartier Des Spectacles neighbourhood and surrounding area exploring the material, historic, political and social significance of the site.
The documentation you will be asked to share are your thoughts and experiences captured through note-taking, audio recordings and/or audio/visual recordings. When you share the documentation it will be loaded onto the website database only accessible by Enns. Within 48 hours of you loading sharing your documentation, Enns will download it onto a password protected hard drive and delete the original copy. The documentation will be used in the creation of an interactive exhibition piece as well as a final thesis paper.
In total, the walking tour should take no more than approximately 1 hours. You are encouraged to complete the entire tour, however are welcome to only do a portion of it if your time is limited.
C. RISKS AND BENEFITS
You might face certain risks by participating in this research.
These risks include:
Although unlikely, if uncomfortable memories come up and you are in need of talking to someone after participating in the research we encourage you to reach out to Quebec’s helpline directory either through phoning “211” or visiting the website www.211qc.ca .
We may still be facing the Covid-19 Pandemic when the research begins, as such we encourage you to ensure your own safety while walking on your own. To ensure your own personal safety (and that of pedestrians you pass), you are encouraged to: wear a mask, not touch anything during the tour, keep a safe distance (at least 2 meters) from anyone you pass, sneeze and/or cough into your elbow if the need arises.
Online Data Protection:
There is a small chance the website could be hacked. To prepare for such an incident Enns will download all documentation shared within 48 hours and delete the original files from the website database. In the incident that the website is knowingly hacked and information you have shared is at risk, you will be notified immediately.
Potential benefits include:
Feeling a stronger sense of belonging, connecting to material and social significants of the area. Sharing ones stories can also lead to a strong sense of worth and value through having your voice heard by others.
We will gather the following information as part of this research: documentation (audio and visual) you share of your experience.
We will not allow anyone to access the information, except the researcher (Enns). We will only use the information for the purposes of the research described in this form.
The information gathered will be identifiable. That means it will have your name of choice directly on it, unless you specify that you would like to remain anonymous.
Your information will be protected by making it known to you, from the beginning, that all documentation you share from your walking tour will only be seen by the researcher (Enns). Enns will then make the decision of which documentation to include in the publicly accessible digital map. All documentation will be stored securely on a password protected hard drive.
We intend to publicly publish the results of this research. Please indicate below whether you accept to be identified in the publications: