This forum is to help people. Hi Rich, thank you for clarifying why this research is not yet published; I still think you should provide the findings of your research BEFORE the doctoral committee approves so. Can you tell us HOW MANY employers you contacted, their size, their industry field, the geographical areas, etc ? Can you provide the Questionnaire ? Until you provide these, for probity and good ethics, you should refrain from making assertions, allegations, which can be construed as bordering on slander. But you can always say : based on my opinion, based on my feelings or perception, ... Avoid saying based on my research until you provide the research , until that research is available to the general public.