A Need to Know: An Ethical Decision-Making Model for Research Administrators

TitleA Need to Know: An Ethical Decision-Making Model for Research Administrators
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsLincoln, SHope, Holmes, EK
JournalJournal of Research Administration
Volume39
Issue1
Pagination41-47
Date Published2008
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number15391590
KeywordsCAREER , DECISION , ethical , Moral , personnel , PROBLEM , professional , research , School , United , Vocational
AbstractWhen faced with a morally charged situation, individuals engage in an ethical decision-making process to resolve the ethical dilemma. This paper outlines a model that describes the steps in the ethical decision-making process and identifies situational factors, collectively termed moral intensity, which may influence this process. The use of a case study, presenting an ethical dilemma relevant for professionals, offers an opportunity to apply the ethical decision-making model. This model can be used as a teaching and training tool to enhance research administrators' professional development in research ethics. 
NotesLincoln, Sarah Hope 1; Email Address: slincoln@alum.wellesley.edu; Holmes, Elizabeth K. 1; Email Address: ekholmes@usna.edu; Affiliations: 1: Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, United States Naval Academy, 112 Cooper Road, Annapolis, MD 21402; Issue Info: 2008, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p41; Thesaurus Term: DECISION making; Thesaurus Term: RESEARCH; Thesaurus Term: PROBLEM solving; Thesaurus Term: PROFESSIONAL ethics; Thesaurus Term: CAREER development; Thesaurus Term: VOCATIONAL guidance; Thesaurus Term: PERSONNEL management; Subject Term: SCHOOL administrators -- United States; Subject: UNITED States; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ethical decision making; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethical professional development; Author-Supplied Keyword: moral intensity; NAICS/Industry Codes: 624310 Vocational Rehabilitation Services; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611430 Professional and Management Development Training; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541612 Human Resources Consulting Services; NAICS/Industry Codes: 923130 Administration of Human Resource Programs (except Education, Public Health, and Veterans' Affairs Programs); Number of Pages: 7p; Document Type: Article

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