Am doing a PhD under the direction of Professor Colin Fisher at Nottingham Trent University looking at how people form judgements about the seriousness (or otherwise) of disciplinary cases. As part of this I am trying to administer a short questionnaire to as many HR practioners as possible given we are the ones usually to be called upon to investigate matters, prepare case files, and present to a Hearing.
The questionnaire, in meeting the requirements of the Data Protection legislation and the University Research Ethics Committee stipulations will not identify any contributors, nor will any information be passed onto other persons/bodies. It takes only about 10 and at most 15 minutes to complete and your help will be invaluable in trying to shed light on whether such judgements vary from those persons just entering the profession through to the more senior/experienced positions.
If you are able to help please just [get in touch using the Contact facility] and I will forward the questionnaire
Hopefully I look forward to hearing from you.