Cross-Field Comparison of Ethics Education: Golden Rules and Particulars.

TitleCross-Field Comparison of Ethics Education: Golden Rules and Particulars.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMulhearn, TJ, Watts, LL, Torrence, BS, E. Todd, M, Turner, MR, Connelly, S, Mumford, MD
JournalAccountability in Research: Policies & Quality Assurance
Volume24
Issue4
Pagination211 - 224
Date Published2017/07//
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number08989621
KeywordsCross , ethics , FIELD , Responsible
AbstractResearch misconduct negatively impacts the scientific community and society in general. Providing training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) to researchers is one viable approach to minimizing research misconduct. Although recent evidence suggests ethics training can indeed be effective, little empirical work has examined the similarities and differences across fields. In the present study, we analyzed 62 empirical studies in engineering, biomedical science, social science, and mixed fields. The findings suggest certain instructional principles, or “golden rules,” apply generally to all fields. These golden rules include maintaining a field-specific or field-general approach and emphasizing processes in training. The findings also suggest that content areas contributing to instructional effectiveness vary as a function of field. Generally, it appears that all fields may benefit from taking a multi-pronged approach to ethics education wherein the salient field issues are covered. Implications for RCR education are discussed.
NotesAccession Number: 121630848; Mulhearn, Tyler J. 1; Watts, Logan L. 1; Torrence, Brett S. 1; Todd, E. Michelle 1; Turner, Megan R. 1; Connelly, Shane 1; Mumford, Michael D. 1; Affiliations: 1: Department of Psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA; Issue Info: 2017, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p211; Author-Supplied Keyword: Cross field; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethics education; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethics training; Author-Supplied Keyword: field differences; Author-Supplied Keyword: responsible conduct of research; Number of Pages: 14p; Illustrations: 5 Charts; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1080/08989621.2016.1274974
Short TitleAccountability in Research: Policies & Quality Assurance

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