A Sensemaking Approach to Ethics Training for Scientists: Preliminary Evidence of Training Effectiveness

TitleA Sensemaking Approach to Ethics Training for Scientists: Preliminary Evidence of Training Effectiveness
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsMumford, MD, Connelly, S, Brown, RP, Murphy, ST, Hill, JH, Antes, AL, Waples, EP, Devenport, LD
JournalEthics & Behavior
Volume18
Issue4
Pagination315-339
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10508422
Accession Number35485214
Keywords& , DECISION , development; , DOCTORAL , ETHICS; , evaluation; , integrity; , making; , research , Responsibility; , sensemaking; , SOCIAL , students; , Study , teaching; , TRAINING
AbstractThis article reports on the successfulness of a new ethics training course developed at the University of Oklahoma that stresses the importance of the strategies people apply to make sense of ethical problems. Fifty-nine doctoral students working in the biological and social sciences took a pre-and-post test with with follow-up and a series of ethical decision-making measures serving as the outcome variable. Results showed that students had made gains in ethical decision making, and that these gains were maintained over time.
NotesMumford, Michael D. 1; Email Address: mmumford@ou.edu Connelly, Shane 1 Brown, Ryan P. 1 Murphy, Stephen T. 1 Hill, Jason H. 1 Antes, Alison L. 1 Waples, Ethan P. 1 Devenport, Lynn D. 1; Affiliation: 1: University of Oklahoma; Source Info: Dec2008, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p315; Subject Term: ETHICS; Subject Term: DECISION making; Subject Term: SOCIAL responsibility; Subject Term: DOCTORAL students; Subject Term: RESEARCH & development; Subject Term: STUDY & teaching; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: evaluation; Author-Supplied Keyword: integrity; Author-Supplied Keyword: sensemaking; Author-Supplied Keyword: training; Number of Pages: 25p; Illustrations: 1 chart, 1 graph; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1080/10508420802487815
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