Evaluation and Assessment

A page for beginning research on methods for evaluating and assessing the impact of ethics instruction, as well resources on evaluating the ethical climate of organizations.

Evaulation of Teaching Methods

Articles in the EEL collection on assessing the effectiveness of teaching methods and ethics courses.

Evaluation Tools A bibliography on evaluation and assessment, as well as a number of articles and reports recommended by the Online Ethics Center.

Some recommended articles include:

Antes, Allison, Stephen T. Murphy, Ethan O. Waples, Michael D. Mumford,, Ryan P. Brown, Shane Connelly, Lynn D. Deveport. (2009) A Meta-Analyaiss for Ethics Instruction Effectiveness in the Sciences. Ethics and Behavior 19(5), 379-402.

Borenstein, Jason, Matthew J. Drake, Robert Kirkman, and Julie L. Swann. (2009) The Engineering and Sciences Issues Test (ESIT): A discipline-specific approach to assessing moral judgement. Science and Engineering Ethics 16(2), 387-407.

Davis, Michael and Alan Feinerman (2010 November, Epub ahead of print) Assessing Graduate Student Progress in Engineering Ethics Science and Engineering Ethics.

Kalichman, Michael W., Matthewe A. Allison and Sean T. Powell. (2007) Effectiveness of a Responsible Conduct of Research Course: A Preliminary Study. Science and Engineering Ethics 13(2), 246-264.

Olsen, Lynne. (2010) Developing a Framework for Assessing Responsible Conduct of Research Education Programs. Science and Engineering Ethics. 16(1), 185-200.

Plemons,s Dena K., Suzanne A. Brody and Michael W. Kalichman. (2006) Student Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Education in the Responsible Conduct of Research Science and Engineering Ethics. 12(3), 574-582.

Evaluation and Assessment of Students

Articles in the EEL looking at the assessment of student learning in the field of ethics, as well as surveys assessing the overall ethical behaviors of practitioners in the field.

Some recommended articles include:

Frey, William. (2008) Rubric for Exams and Group Projects in Ethics. University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. Connexions.

Pimple, Kenneth. (2001) Assessing Student Learning in the Responsible Conduct of Research.Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics in American Institutions, Indiana University.

Sindelar, Mark, Larry Shuman, Mary Besterfield-Sacre, Ronald Miller, Carl Mitcham, Barbara Olds, Rosa Pinkus and Harvey Wolfe. Assessing Engineering Students’ Abilities to Resolve Ethical Dilemmas.” November 5-8, 2003: 33rd Annual Frontiers in Education, 2003, Boulder, Colorado. S2A-25-30.

Evaluating the Ethical Climate of Organizations

Articles assessing the ethical climate of organizations, including businesses, research labs, and government agencies.

Some recommended articles include:

Anderson, M. S., Ronning, E. A., De Vries, R., & Martinson, B. C. (2007). The perverse effects of competition on scientists' work and relationships. Science and Engineering Ethics, 13(4), 437-461.

Anderson, M. S., Martinson, B. C., & De Vries, R. (2007). Normative dissonance in science: Results from a national survey of U.S. scientists. Journal of Empirical Research in Human Research Ethics, 2(4), 3-14.

Kisamore, Jennifer, Thomas Stone and I. Jawahar. (2006) Academic Integrity: The Relationship Between Individual and Situational Factors on Misconduct Contemplations. Journal of Business Ethics. 75(4), 381-394.

Louis, K. S., Holdsworth, J. M., Anderson, M. S., & Campbell, E. G. (2007). Becoming a scientist: The effects of work-group size and organizational climate. Journal of Higher Education, 78(3), 311-336.

Martinson, B. C., Anderson, M. S., & De Vries, R. (2006). Scientists' perceptions of organizational justice and self-reported misbehaviors. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 1(1), 51-66.

Mumford, Michael D. Ethan P. Walples, Alison L. Antes, Stephen T. Murphy, Shane Connelly, Ryan P. Brown and Lindsay D. Devenport. (2009) Exposure to Unethical Career Events: Effects on Decision-making, Climate, and Socialization. Ethics and Behavior. 19(5) 351-378.

United States National Research Council and the National Institute of Medicine. (2003) Integrity in Scientific Research: Creating an Environment That Promotes Responsible Conduct Washington D.C.: National Academies Press.