Hello, we are conducting an interview study to understand how and why smart home users share their home IoT devices with people outside of their home. We are looking for participants who live in the USA , at least 18 years old and currently share one or more of their smart home devices with people who do not live in their house. Our study is approved by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Institutional Review Board (IRB #19-0231).
The phone interview will be scheduled at your convenience and will take no more than 30 minutes of your time. We will ask you to take an additional survey (~10 minutes) before the interview. Your total time commitment will be approximately 45 minutes. You will receive a $12 Amazon gift card as a thank you for participating.
My name is Madiha, I am a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Heather Lipford at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Your participation and inputs can really help us to move forward with this study. If you are interested, please provide your information here- https://uncccci.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0B4BwfqSlb4lpsN. If you know someone who will be interested, please share the link with them as well. We will contact after receiving your information.
Your information would be stored in a secure server and will not be shared with anyone other than the researchers of this study. All of the identifying information that you willingly give us will be removed after your interview is complete and compensation is sent. If you have additional questions regarding the study, please contact us at [firstname.lastname@example.org], Dr. Heather Lipford, Professor, [email@example.com]. We really appreciate your help!! Thanks!!