Good afternoon to my fellow aerospace professionals. For those of you who don't know me, my name is Derek Collins, and I have been involved in the industry since 1997. It began fulfilling a lifelong dream of a kid that grew up watching Star Trek reruns on WSBK. I am also a doctoral candidate at the University of New England. Currently, I am in the process of completing my dissertation, Perceptions of Learning Culture in the Aerospace Industry, and I need some help to conduct the research. The purpose of this research study is to begin to fill the gap in knowledge of the perceptions of learning culture of those individual who work in the aerospace industry.
You are eligible to participate in this study if you are:
§ Over 18 years old
§ Have specific experience in the aerospace industry. For this study, specific experience will be defined as currently or formerly employed by a private company, a federal agency, academia, or a non-profit organization for the purposes of design, development, test, evaluation, manufacture, operation, and/or disposal of components, systems, or vehicles intended for an aerospace environment.
Participation in this research is voluntary. If you meet the participant criteria and would like to participate in this study, please continue to the link below that will lead you to the Participant Information Sheet. The Participant Information Sheet outlines the purpose, risk and benefits, and privacy concerns of the study. Participation in this research study involves the completion of a written interview questions document, available in an MSWord file, containing a total of 14 questions. The first five are basic demographic questions, the remaining nine form the basis of the study and are open ended questions intended to draw on your experience in the industry. The completion of the interview questions should take approximately 60 minutes.
Once you have started a response, you'll need to complete the entire form. If you do not wish to answer a question, please state "I do not wish to respond". My advice would be to download the questions, read them, give yourself some time for reflection, and then complete the answers in a separate document from which you can cut and paste the answers into the response form.
All data will be kept confidential and any formal names or organizational names will be assigned a pseudonym to further protect the identities of respondents. All identifying information, including organizations, will be deidentified.
If you have any questions or concerns about your participation or the study itself, please do not hesitate to contract me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your consideration of participation in this study.
University of New England
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