Morgan Sarao, "If yes to Q21, please describe the nature of the disruptions? (21A)", contributed by Morgan Sarao and Alison Kenner, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 31 May 2021, accessed 7 June 2023. https://energyrights.info/content/if-yes-q21-please-describe-nature-disruptions-21a
This chart reflects responses to Question #21A from the Winter 2020 survey, which asked, “**If yes to Q21** Please describe the nature of the disruptions?” This was an open-ended question, and there were 37 responses. Responses to this question were thematically coded, with all responses fitting into one or more of the following themes:
Disruption due to service outage
Disruption due to broken or outdated appliance/system
Disruption due to nonpayment
Disruption due to weather
The most common theme was “disruption due to service outage”, with 15 responses fitting into that category, followed by “disruption due to broken or outdated appliance/system”, with nine responses fitting into that category, and “slow internet”, with nine responses fitting into that category. Three responses were categorized as “disruption due to weather”, and two responses were categorized as “disruption due to nonpayment”. Six responses were categorized as “other”, with responses discussing disruptions due to neglected maintenance of one’s heater, spotty electricity, and disruption due to switching internet service providers. It’s important to note that some responses contained multiple themes.
The data was produced by the Shifting Energy Demands in COVID-19 Survey - Overview, which was administered to 83 people over a fourteen week period between December 2020 and March 2021. Visit the Winter 2020 Shifting Energy Demands in COVID-19 - Survey Results page to view more data from our survey. The project is approved by Drexel’s IRB