Thank you for your interest in becoming a participant in research that will help to advance the Human Resource Development and Human Performance Improvement profession.

 As you may know, Clemson University is a leading land 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 dissemination of information and the preparation of HRD/HPI professionals through the programs and courses offered by our academic unit: Technology and Human Resource Development.

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.

Public Service:
Finally, faculty are expected to practice what we teach by working with a broad range of organizations to solve real world problems.

So what do I have to gain from participating in your research efforts?

How much of my time will it take?

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 to research findings and presentation materials.

Are you 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 presentation materials.

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.

Will my responses be confidential?


If I have a question or problem, who should I contact?

Please call or send me an e-mail:

Philip McGee
(864) 656-3644  (Between 9 and 3 eastern time. If I am not in, leave a message and I will return your call.)