Ethics Information Seeking and Sharing Among Scientists

TitleEthics Information Seeking and Sharing Among Scientists
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsKahlor, LAnn, Dudo, A, Liang, M-C, Lazard, AJ, AbiGhannam, N
JournalScience Communication
Date Published2016
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number15528545
Keywordsethical , information , Nanoethics , NANOTECHNOLOGY
AbstractAs nanotechnologies permeate our daily lives, it is increasingly important that we understand the ethical considerations of these innovations and to what extent scientists attend to these considerations. Guided by the theory of reasoned action and an extended version of that model that includes prior knowledge, sense of responsibility, and ethics involvement, we surveyed a sample of nanoscientists to explore their ethics information seeking and sharing. Path analyses support the theory of reasoned action as a useful framework. Findings suggest that making ethics information more available to scientists and redoubling social pressure to seek and share ethics information may help close the ethics-to-practice gap that exists today. 
NotesKahlor, Lee Ann 1; Email Address: Dudo, Anthony 1 Liang, Ming-Ching 2 Lazard, Allison J. 3 AbiGhannam, Niveen 1; Affiliation: 1: The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA 2: Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN, USA 3: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Source Info: Feb2016, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p74; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethical science; Author-Supplied Keyword: information seeking; Author-Supplied Keyword: information sharing; Author-Supplied Keyword: nanoethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: nanotechnology; Number of Pages: 25p; Document Type: Article; Full Text Word Count: 8730