|Re: Co-Living Survey||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Lynne MARKELL (lmarkellrogers.com)|
|Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2020 08:18:42 -0800 (PST)|
Thanks for your comments, Raines. I agree that "outsiders" should not have access to this listserv to do what looks like commercial research. There appears to be a link to commercial co-living companies that are making money off a need for shared housing of millennials. Good call. Lynne Markell, Lmarkell [at] rogers.com (613) 842-5222 > On Mar 7, 2020, at 10:18 AM, Raines Cohen <rc3-coho-L [at] raines.com> wrote: > > Welcome to the world of cohousing, Dwayne. Nice of you to drop into our > decades-long-established link for conversations about community. > > However, I do need to call out a few things you've done (or neglected) that > don't comport with the standards for this list: > > 1. You never say who the "we" is - in your message or on the form. A > startup? A think tank? An established business in the space? A consultancy > serving one or more? Based where? With any background in particular > communities? We are a conversational community, and we have more > meaningful conversations when we have context for where your questions are > coming from and what overlaps. > > 2. Cohousing is shared neighborhoods with separate private homes, most > often in a condo homeownership model. The example you link to, and the term > "co-living" (often as a hashtag without the hyphen), are shared homes with > private or shared rooms, with shared facilities. Closer to boarding houses. > Very different in nature, and I rather suspect that any answers we provide > will be like comparing apples and oranges if you're trying to aggregate > data. > > 3. The form says the data will only be used for "research," but doesn't > identify what sort, who will have access to it, whether the required email > address and other Personally Identifiable Information will be linked to > responses, the sort of things that are required to be disclosed in academic > human-subjects research supervision, and are slowly starting to be required > in marketing in some states and countries. If you truly want to learn from > established data about the cohousing world, please engage with the > Cohousing Research Network - part of their mission is to provide a single > shared repository of data so we all aren't answering the same basic > questions over and over again for every student working on a project. > > I note that by the final page of the survey, several screens in, you ask > whether the respondent is willing to be contacted for an interview or 30-45 > minute call. So it sounds like this is an intake form for market research > panels, and it might be better for folks to know that before they start > filling it out. > > Nice of you to pop in, but if you want true engagement with our community > of communities, please meet us with actual dialog and conversation and > context. As it is, I can't recommend that our 5000+ East Bay Cohousing > members, or others on this list, respond. > > Raines Cohen, Cohousing Coach > East Bay Cohousing / Cohousing CA > right now more focused on how to keep our communities safe and accessible > for all - see the WebChats scheduled for the next two weeks > > >> On Wed, Mar 4, 2020 at 8:08 PM Dwayne McFarlane <dwaine18 [at] gmail.com> >> wrote: >> >> Hello All, >> >> My team would like to interview individuals or couples that currently live >> in co-living or community themed housings - Think common.com. If you can >> help, please take the quick screener survey linked below. >> >> Thanks, >> Dwayne >> >> >> >> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-f9W_AeQFiSCHKjSr67LCpX64L7VwC5LADoFRtgr0-FD-pQ/viewform >> _________________________________________________________________ >> Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: >> http://L.cohousing.org/info >> >> >> >> > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > >
- Co-Living Survey Dwayne McFarlane, March 4 2020
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