Improving Case-Based Ethics Training with Codes of Conduct and Forecasting Content

TitleImproving Case-Based Ethics Training with Codes of Conduct and Forecasting Content
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsHarkrider, LN, Thiel, CE, Bagdasarov, Z, Mumford, MD, Johnson, JF, Connelly, S, Devenport, LD
JournalEthics & Behavior
Volume22
Issue4
Pagination258 - 280
Date Published07/2012
ISSN Number1532-7019
KeywordsCase Study Method , ENGINEERING , Evaluation and Assessment , MEDICINE , professional codes of ethics , PSYCHOLOGY , SCIENCE , SOCIAL sciences
AbstractAlthough case-based training is popular for ethics education, little is known about how specific case content influences training effectiveness. Therefore, the effects of (a) codes of ethical conduct and (b) forecasting content were investigated. Results revealed richer cases, including both codes and forecasting content, led to increased knowledge acquisition, greater sensemaking strategy use, and better decision ethicality. With richer cases, a specific pattern emerged. Specifically, content describing codes alone was more effective when combined with short-term forecasts, whereas content embedding codes within context was more effective when combined with long-term forecasts, leading to greater knowledge acquisition and sensemaking strategy use.
DOI10.1080/10508422.2012.661311
Short TitleEthics & Behavior
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