Re: [prbytes] Need Your Expertise: PR Research
- Hi Heath,
I'd be willing to take your questionnaire.
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> Subject: [prbytes] Need Your Expertise: PR Research
> Hello fellow public relations professionals and students.
> My name is Heath Weber, and I am a graduate student within Ohio States
> School of Journalism and Communication and a public relations professional
> at a major health benefits carrier. Im working with Dr. Susan Kline on a
> public relations study for my Masters thesis at Ohio State University.
> Being public relations professionals and students, we hope you would be so
> inclined to provide data for the research, as the completion of the study
> will result in further enriching the field in which we work.
> The means of data collection is a questionnaire designed to elicit your
> responses about corporate crisis situations and the ways companies respond
> to these crises. It contains a variety of items on which I ask you to rate
> based upon the information given and your knowledge. Please understand that
> there are no right or wrong answers, so if you do elect to participate,
> please provide your honest responses.
> By participating in this study, you may benefit by thinking about new ways
> to manage crisis situations that affect your organizations credibility.
> You would, of course, also be providing data to further enhance our fields
> research, which proves useful when it is applied to practical events.
> Participation is obviously voluntary. Completion and return of the
> questionnaire will imply your consent to participate. Please be aware,
> however, that I cannot assure your confidentiality if you save your data on
> your work computer, or if you send the information to me from a work
> computer. You can rest assured, however, that I will remove any and all
> identifiers from the data you provide to ensure it is not linked to you,
> although you wont be providing any sensitive information anyway. Also, the
> data will be stored in a secure location where only I and my research
> colleague can access it.
> The questionnaire should take you about an hour to complete. Its a
> Microsoft Word document, so you can just type your answers in the spaces
> provided, and save the file. Once you are finished, please return the
> completed questionnaire (your saved file) to me at heath_weber@....
> Lastly, completion of the survey at work, during normal work hours, may be a
> breach of you companys policies. I encourage you to comply with your
> companys policies regarding requests of this nature.
> If you choose to participate, I will send each of you a final copy of the
> Please send e-mail to me at heath_weber@... to let me know if you
> are interested in participating, and I will be glad to send you the
> Thank you for your time.
> Heath Weber
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