McMaster Study of Potential Interest to CARP Halton Chapter members

Alison Gelata, Master’s Candidate in Communications Management.

A Study of How Older Adults Determine Online Information Sources and Communication about Health to be Trustworthy and Credible _______________________________________________________

 McMaster Study Seeks Survey Participants Age 65+ – “Trusting Digital Sources of Information and Communication in the Golden Years”

CARP Halton Chapter has been asked to share information about a study being conducted through McMaster University regarding how older adults determine whether sources of information online and digital communication are trustworthy and credible. This study is especially important amidst the current global health emergency surround COVID-19.

Participants willing to complete a short electronic survey are needed. The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Fluency in English is required and participants must be retired from the workforce.

Participation is completely voluntary and you may choose to end the survey at any point. The researcher will not be sharing the names of survey participants, and your services or status as a member of CARP Halton Chapter will not be affected in any way.

To begin the survey, please visit: https://surveys.mcmaster.ca/limesurvey/index.php/639237?lang=en

The researcher has made her Letter of Information with full study details available upon accessing the survey link. This study has been reviewed and cleared by the McMaster Research Ethics Board. If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a participant or about the way the study is being conducted you may contact:

The McMaster Research Ethics Board Secretariat

Telephone: (905) 525-9140 ext. 23142

c/o Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS)

Email: ethicsoffice@mcmaster.ca