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Share your views on tech products in online study

22 May 2018

How do you buy internet-connected products for your home?

Internet-connected products

The Internet of Things is made up of everyday objects with the ability to connect to the internet, which include health wearables (e.g. Fitbit), smart thermostats (e.g. Nest) and home assistants/smart hubs (e.g. Amazon Echo).

Researchers at UCL are interested in the factors, such as battery life or security, which influence how you buy these internet-connected products. 

Who can take part?

Anyone aged 18+ who lives in the UK is eligible to take part.

What will it involve?

You will be asked to imagine that you are interested in buying several internet-connected products. In each scenario, you will be presented with two similar products alongside information, such as battery life and security features. You will be asked to make a judgement about how much you would be willing to pay for one of the products. 

The survey will end with questions assessing basic demographics, such as age and gender. Participation is entirely voluntary.

How do I sign up?

Whenever you're ready to take part, please visit the website

Alternatively, if you are collecting credits through UCL's SONA, you can earn 0.25 credits by signing up here

This study has been approved by the UCL Research Ethics Committee (ref: 12859/001).

April Vellacott, Behaviour Change MSc, UCL Psychology and Language Sciences