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Participate in IT Professionals Workplace Learning Study (via MSVU)

Help inform the IT profession about workplace learning and provide employers and professional organizations an opportunity to better understand the issues you face.

Workplace Learning and Information Technology Professionals Study

Conducted by Professor P. Crouse, Professor W. Doyle, Dr. R. Farmer, and Dr. J. Young

Mount Saint Vincent University

Halifax, Nova Scotia


Invitation to participants

You are invited to participate in a research project that investigates employee development in the IT industry.  The research examines workplace learning needs of and strategies used by employees to acquire the needed knowledge and skills to perform their jobs effectively.  It will also investigate barriers to and facilitators of workplace learning as well as outcomes of workplace learning.  The research will also examine possible differences between front-line IT professionals and their managers and between men and women.  The research results are intended to help human-resource practitioners, managers, and individual professionals within the IT industry to understand workplace learning issues to be better able to develop strategies so that learning can be maximized and individual and organizational performance is enhanced.  The research results are intended for presentation at scholarly and professional conferences as well as publication in academic and professional journals.

We realize that you are very busy, but we encourage you to participate in this study.  The surveys will take about 30 minutes of your time to complete.

Participation in this study is entirely voluntary, and participants may decline to participate or withdraw at any time from the study without penalty.  Participation is on a confidential and anonymous basis.  All data collected in this study are confidential and will be coded and analyzed so that no one employee or organization can be identified.  The survey questionnaires will contain closed-ended questions dealing with workplace learning issues such as the importance of learning, strategies for learning, barriers to and facilitators of learning, and outcomes of learning as well as a few demographic questions.

If you have any questions about how this study is being conducted, you may contact the Chair of the University Research Ethics Board (UREB), who is not directly involved in the study, c/o MSVU Research and International Office, at (902) 457-6350 or via e-mail at


To begin the survey, click here.  



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