Level 4 and Level 5 Evaluation: A Study of Why or Why Not
My name is Porfirio Rivera-Roman. I am a doctoral candidate of the Training and Performance Improvement program at Capella University. Dr. Kenneth Silber is my dissertation adviser. The purpose of this study is to pilot test a questionnaire that will be used in this study to examine human performance technology (HPT) factors and the relationship of the HPT factors to performance.

I would like to invite you to participate in an online questionnaire of performance factors and evaluation. It will take you approximately 30-35 minutes to complete this questionnaire. Participants will have the option of entering a random drawing to receive one of three $50 VISA gift cards.

Your participation is crucial and pivotal to the findings of this study. I believe the findings of this study will benefit not only our professional practice but also our future research. I encourage you to participate by clicking on this link: www.surveymonkey.com/s/76TLRPD.

The results of my study will be summarized in a future issue of PerformanceXpress. All information collected about you during the course of my study will be kept without any identifiers for the length of the study and then destroyed. If you choose to participate in the drawing, you will need to provide your name and email address on the questionnaire. This information will be removed from the survey after the drawing.

Please email me if you have questions on participating in or learning more about this study. I may be reached at riverap64@yahoo.com.

Instructional Design Practice Survey
My name is Ingrid Thompson-Sellers, and I am a graduate student of Instructional Design and Technology at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. My adviser, Dr. Brendan Calandra, and I are conducting a study that investigates your perceptions of corporate instructional design practices, and we would like to ask for your input via an online survey. I intend to use the results of this study to help inform instructional designers, trainers, and hiring managers about what traits, skills, and design practices are valued by those in the workplace.

This survey should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete. Please be assured your responses will be held in the strictest confidence. All responses will be reported only in aggregate and no identifying information will be reported. Once we have completed the study, and to thank you, we will send the survey results.
Because the validity of our results depends on the number of respondents, your participation is crucial to the success of the study and my dissertation. If you agree to participate in this study, please use this link to access our online form: www.surveymonkey.com/s/idt_survey_2010.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at 404.502.6294 or ithompsonsellers1@student.gsu.edu or Dr. Calandra at mstbdc@langate.gsu.edu if you have any questions.

How Instruction is Actually Designed
My name is Dr. James Marken, and I am an assistant professor at Old Dominion University. Dr. Gary Morrison and I are conducting research on the practice of instructional design in various types of organizations and would appreciate your assistance.

We invite you to complete a brief online survey regarding your work environment and how you perform instructional design tasks. It will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete this survey, and participants will have the option of entering a random drawing to receive one of three $50 VISA gift cards. I encourage you to participate by visiting www.oduidt.com.

The results of this study will be summarized in a future issue of PerformanceXpress. All information collected about you during the course of the study will be kept without any personal identifiers, making it completely anonymous. If you choose to participate in the drawing, you will need to provide your name and email address on the questionnaire. This information is not linked to the survey data.

Please email or call my graduate research assistant, Don Robison, if you have questions about participating in or learning more about this research. Don may be reached at drobi036@odu.edu or 757.270.1742.