are looking for HRD/HPI
professionals to participate in research that will help advance the
Human Resource Development and Human Performance Improvement profession.
As you may know, Clemson University is a leading
grant, doctoral granting, research university. What does this mean?
Universities such as Clemson are expected to excel in three areas:
teaching, research, and public service.
Involves the preparation and dissemination of information and the
preparation of HRD/HPI professionals through the programs and courses
offered by our academic unit: Technology and Human
In order to advance the knowledge and skills used by practitioners,
faculty are expected to conduct research and to publish their research
in leading journals and to make presentations at conferences such as ASTD and ISPI.
Finally, faculty are expected to practice what we teach by working with
a broad range of organizations to solve real world problems.
what do I have to gain from
participating in your research efforts?
How much of
my time will it take?
- Participants will have access to papers and
conference presentation materials not available to the general public.
You will join an elite group of professionals who will have access to
information and research findings that others will have to wait months
or years to learn about.
- As a participant, you will have the chance to
help shape and influence the profession by sharing your opinions and
- In short, being a participant is a great way to
stay on the leading edge of your profession!
Actually, very little. As a survey participant, you will join in a
"pool" of HRD/HPI professionals from which survey participants will be
randomly drawn. You may be asked to complete one or several surveys
each year or you may go for several years without being asked to
complete any surveys. In either case, you will continue to have access
research findings and presentation materials.
going to send me advertising
or sell/give my contact information to others?
Can I drop
out whenever I want?
Of course. But you will continue to have access to the research and
How do you
plan to collect survey data?
Given the cost of postage, paper, and printing, the majority of the
surveys will be online and take less than 10 minutes to complete.
responses be confidential?
If I have a
question or problem, who
should I contact?
Please call or send me an e-mail:
(864) 656-3644 (Between 9 and 3 eastern time. If I am not in,
leave a message and I will return your call.)
register to participate in your research studies!