You are invited to participate in a survey for a Master’s research study entitled “Exploring Technology Adoption in the Mineral Mining Industry in Canada.” The purpose of this research is to explore the drivers, enablers, and barriers to technology adoption in the mining industry in Canada. This research study is also part of a larger, national research study entitled Remote Controlled: Technology in the Mining Sector and the Future of Development in Rural and Northern Regions led by Dr. Heather Hall at the University of Waterloo. Summaries of the data from this survey may be shared with the national research team to inform the broader project.
Mackenzie Crabbe, a Graduate Student at the University of Waterloo has launched the survey to explore the drivers, enablers, and barriers to technology adoption in the mining sector in Canada. This survey will be used to inform her master’s thesis, entitled Exploring Technology Adoption in the Mineral Mining Industry in Canada, supervised by Dr. Heather Hall, University of Waterloo.
This research study is also part of a larger, national research study entitled Remote Controlled: Technology in the Mining Sector and the Future of Development in Rural and Northern Regions led by Dr. Heather Hall. Summaries of the data from this survey may be shared with the national research team to inform the broader project.
If you are a representative from a mining company, mining supply and service company, non-profit mining industry organization, municipal, provincial or federal government, mining-related technology company in the Canadian mineral mining industry (excluding Nunavut and NWT and are interested in participating, please click the following link or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Board. If you have already completed the survey, thank you!
Potential Risks, Privacy and Confidentiality: Although this research will not identify you by name, responses will be identified by your general role in the mining industry and geographic location (i.e. Ontario mining company respondent, Ontario mining supply and services respondent, Ontario technology company respondent, Ontario non-for-profit mining industry respondent, or Ontario government respondent). There is the possibility that due to your particular role, an individual might be able to ascertain your participation in this research. As a result, we cannot guarantee complete anonymity and there is minimal risk to participate in this study.
There are several open-ended questions that ask if you would like to provide more information. If you choose to answer these questions, anonymous quotations will be used in this research and identified by your general role and geographic location in the mining industry (e.g Ontario mining company respondent). If you would prefer not to have anonymous quotations used in this research, you can decline to answer those questions.
You will be completing the study by an online survey operated by Qualtrics. Qualtrics has implemented technical, administrative, and physical safeguards to protect the information provided via the Services from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Please Note: We do not collect or use internet protocol (IP) addresses or other information which could link your participation to your computer or electronic device.
The data, with no personal identifiers, collected from this study will be maintained on a password-protected computer and secure server. As well, the data will be electronically archived after completion of the study and maintained for a minimum of seven years and then erased. The results of this research will be published in standard academic outlets such as graduate student theses, books and journals articles, as well as in policy briefs and reports, and in community presentations and reports.
Funding: This research is funded by the Ontario Government Scholarship (OGS) Program as well as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Early Researcher Award Program through the Ontario Government. Ethical Approval: This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through a University of Waterloo Research Ethics Board (REB #44089).
If you have questions for the Board contact the Office of Research Ethics at 1-519-888-4567 ext. 36005 or email@example.com. Questions, comments, or concerns: For all other questions or comments about the study, please contact Mackenzie Crabbe at firstname.lastname@example.org or my supervisor Dr. Heather Hall at email@example.com
Thank you for considering participation in this study.