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The Tasmania Project - Share you experience during COVID-19.

About

How are you experiencing and adapting to life in the time of COVID-19? What do you need and want now, and for the future? The University of Tasmania has established The Tasmania Project to give you a voice and to gather important information during and beyond the pandemic.

Our research team from the Institute for Social Change conducts surveys and/or interviews with Tasmanian residents, gathering information that is summarised as a resource for those making critical decisions in response to the pandemic.

What you tell us will help Tasmanians work together through the pandemic and support recovery for a strong future.

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Help plan Tasmania's social and economic recovery

This survey has been supported by the Commissioner for Children and Young People to ensure that the voices of Tasmanians aged between 9 and 17 years and their parents are included in planning our future.

This survey is for Tasmanian residents aged between 9 and 17 years and their parents.

Young People's Voices Survey

Frequently Asked Questions

Participate in the study

To register your interest in completing future surveys you can either leave your email address at the end of a survey or complete the expression of interest form below.

By completing the expression of interest form below, you’ll receive emails inviting you to participate in the project through surveys and/or interviews.

If you are unable to complete the online registration form, please register your interest by calling (03) 6226 7542 and leave your name and phone number. A member of our team will be in touch to register you.

Information collected will not identify you in anyway. You can be involved in as much of the research as you choose and withdraw at any time.

Please see our FAQs and if you have further questions, please contact us.

By submitting this form you consent to the University contacting you in the future regarding studies being conducted as part of The Tasmania Project. Your contact information will only be used for this purpose and will be stored in accordance with the University of Tasmania’s Privacy Policy.

The Tasmania Project has been approved by the Tasmania Social Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee (Project ID 20587).

To cancel your registration of interest please email ‘STOP’ to thetasmaniaproject@utas.edu.au or (03) 6226 7542 and leave your name and phone number.

Frequently asked questions

The Tasmania Project

Being part of the project involves completing online surveys and/or participating in online or telephone interviews with a member of our team. Surveys will take approximately 15 minutes to complete, and interviews will take approximately 30-60 minutes. With your permission, we may contact you again with further questions.

The project’s aim is to understand how people living in Tasmania are experiencing COVID-19, with findings made available to inform decisions and responses during the crisis and through recovery. We hope that study findings will be used to inform decision-making on COVID-19, to improve responses to major public health events in the future, and to support sound long-term social, economic and cultural policy development.

Yes, you can. Please call (03) 6226 7542 and leave your name and phone number.

Yes, you can, we want to hear from you if you live in Tasmania.

You will receive emails from The Tasmania Project team offering you the opportunity to take part in online or telephone surveys, and interviews. At that point in time you can choose to give your consent to participate, or you may choose not to participate in any or all of the research activities we contact you about. Your level of participation will be up to you.

At the moment we only have permission to include adult participants in this project.

This project is about the experience and views of people currently living in Tasmania. If you are a Tasmanian not currently living in Tasmania but would like to share your thoughts on the Tasmanian experience with us please get in touch.

Knowing this information will help us to ensure that we are reaching a representative sample of all Tasmanians so that we capture the experience and views of our diverse population.

Children and Young People's Voices Study

The Children and Young People's Voices Study is one of several surveys that have been conducted as part of The Tasmania Project. It is supported by the Commissioner for Children and Young People to ensure that the voices of young people and their parents are included in planning the future of Tasmania and its recovery from COVID-19.

The first part of the study is for parents and guardians to provide consent for their child/children to participate. Parents and guardians can then complete a short survey which will take around ten minutes. The second part of the study is a survey for the young person or people whose parent/guardian has provided consent All children between 9 and 17 in a family are able to contribute to the study. At the end of the survey, young people can express their interest in participating in a small group interview and further surveys next year.

All young people living in Tasmania aged between 9 and 17 years can participate with parent/guardian consent. We also want parents and guardians living in Tasmania to tell us about their experiences and their perceptions of their children’s experiences during COVID-19.

The survey can be completed online, over the phone or on paper. If you would like a paper copy or assistance completing the survey over the phone, please call (03) 6226 7542 and leave your name and phone number.

No. Children aged between 9 and 17 years whose parents have consented to their participation can choose if they would like to do the survey. They must also provide their own consent before completing the survey.

No, but we will replace your name with a unique code so that nobody except the researchers will know that you took part in the study. Your name will be protected and never released anywhere.

We will use this information to link each family’s survey responses. This will help us to identify similarities in what parents/guardians and their children are thinking.

Knowing this information will help us to ensure that we are reaching a representative sample of Tasmanians and capturing the experience and views of our diverse population.

This project is about the experiences and views of people currently living in Tasmania. Only people who have lived in Tasmania since COVID-19 began can participate in this study.

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