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Dear Participant,

My name is Michael Gospodinsky and I am a student at Apollos University working on a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree. My research topic is:

Acceptance of Remote Auditing Techniques in Management Systems Audits

Remote audits consist of the use of technology to conduct management system auditing from a remote location.  Remote auditing can be used for first party (internal audits), second party (supplier audits) and Third Party (certification audits).  Examples of remote auditing techniques are:
  • Off-site document review via electronic or paper copies
  • Off-site records review via electronic or paper copies
  • Interviews conducted via phone or video
  • Observing work performed via screen sharing or surveillance video feed
This is a two part survey:  part one consists of reading and signing the consent form, part two consists of the actual survey questions.

The purpose of the study is to explore the acceptance of remote auditing techniques in first, second and third party audits of management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, AS 9100 and IATF 16949.  The results will be used to identify the acceptance levels of remote audits.  Your perceptions and experiences will be most helpful in accomplishing the research purpose.

  • Participation requirements, you will be asked to complete a 30-40  survey online to discuss your professional perceptions and experiences.  Your information will remain strictly confidential.
  • Potential Risk/Discomfort.  There are no known risks in this study, you may find some information personally or professionally sensitive.  You may skip the questions you feel uncomfortable answering.
  • Potential Benefit.  There are no direct foreseeable benefits to you for participating in this research.  No incentives or compensation are offered.  However as a participant, you will have the unique opportunity to share your perceptions and experiences regarding remote auditing practices.
If you have any questions about the research study, please call me at 727-222-6954 and mikegospo@gmail.com.  For questions about your rights as a study participant, or any concerns or complaints, please contact the Apollos University via email at info@apollos.edu.

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* 2. Do you have any experience with remote auditing techniques as an auditor or auditee?