We are looking for people aged 65+ to take part in a 2 stage in home interview for 2 hours each about mobile phones.
Stage 1 – Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th, or Thursday 21st January 2016
Stage 2 – Monday 1st February, Tuesday 2nd February or Wednesday 3rd February 2016
£50.00 each stage
TBA – Various times available
Please answer the questions below.
Occupation/Occupation of Chief Income Earner:
Working status i.e. student, part time, full time, etc…
Who do you live with at home?
Which of the following do you like doing in your spare time?
Go out to the shops
Go out for dinner
Go for walks
Visit different towns/cities
Listen to the radio
Which of the following income bracket does your annual household income fall into?
Do you own a mobile phone? Yes/No?
Which make and model of mobile phone do you own?
Do you rely on your phone for any special functions i.e., sight/hearing/hearing aids/emergency assistance etc?
How many mobile phones do you currently use?
When are you looking to upgrade your mobile phone next?
When you next look to get a new mobile phone, which of the following functions will be important to you?
Extra large keys on the keypad
Extra large fonts
The ability for the phone to read out messages to you instead of having to read them
Do you have access to the internet at home?
If yes, is your internet?
Which of the following statements do you agree or disagree with, please specify against each statement?
If a technology product or service doesn’t work straight away, I will lose interest
I am always looking for the most advanced technology products on the market
I do not need a mobile phone
When I have to buy a mobile, I want the same one as before as I know how to use it
I prefer well developed technology products that are as easy to use as possible
Technology is something that enhances the quality of my life
Technology brings us closer together
I consider myself to be an anxious person
My health stops me doing the things I love
Having an active social life is important to me
Which, if any, do you experience when using your mobile phone?
The buttons and text on the screen is too small to see and one has to hold it up close to read
It is difficult to press the right buttons without often making mistakes
Medical devices interfere with the way that the phone works
Sometimes it is easier to ask someone to type something in for me (e.g. typing a text message)
None of these
Please forward this on to anyone you know who may be interested.
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