Validity and Reliability of an Instrument for Assessing Case Analyses in Bioengineering Ethics Education

TitleValidity and Reliability of an Instrument for Assessing Case Analyses in Bioengineering Ethics Education
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsGoldin, I, Pinkus, R, Ashley, K
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Date Published2015
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
KeywordsACCREDITATION , Assessment , BIOENGINEERING , ethics , mixed , Moral , National , reasoning , RELIABILITY , STUDENTS , TEACHERS , Validity
AbstractAssessment in ethics education faces a challenge. From the perspectives of teachers, students, and third-party evaluators like the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and the National Institutes of Health, assessment of student performance is essential. Because of the complexity of ethical case analysis, however, it is difficult to formulate assessment criteria, and to recognize when students fulfill them. Improvement in students' moral reasoning skills can serve as the focus of assessment. In previous work, Rosa Lynn Pinkus and Claire Gloeckner developed a novel instrument for assessing moral reasoning skills in bioengineering ethics. In this paper, the authors compare that approach to existing assessment techniques, and evaluate its validity and reliability. 
NotesGoldin, Ilya 1; Email Address: Pinkus, Rosa 2; Email Address: Ashley, Kevin 3; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Center for Digital Data, Analytics & Adaptive Learning, Pearson, Pittsburgh USA 2: Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh USA 3: Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh USA; Source Info: Jun2015, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p789; Subject Term: ETHICS -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: BIOENGINEERING; Subject Term: STUDENTS; Subject Term: TEACHERS; Subject Term: REASONING (Psychology); Author-Supplied Keyword: Assessment; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ethics case analysis; Author-Supplied Keyword: Mixed methods; Author-Supplied Keyword: Moral reasoning; Author-Supplied Keyword: Reliability; Author-Supplied Keyword: Validity; Company/Entity: NATIONAL Institutes of Health (U.S.) Company/Entity: ACCREDITATION Board for Engineering & Technology (U.S.); Number of Pages: 19p; Document Type: Article