Graduate Socialization in the Responsible Conduct of Research: A National Survey on the Research Ethics Training Experiences of Psychology Doctoral Students

TitleGraduate Socialization in the Responsible Conduct of Research: A National Survey on the Research Ethics Training Experiences of Psychology Doctoral Students
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsFisher, CB, Fried, AL, Goodman, Sabrina, J, Germano, KK
JournalEthics & Behavior
Volume19
Issue6
Pagination496-518
Date Published11/2009
ISSN Number1050-8422
AbstractLittle is known about the mechanisms by which psychology graduate programs transmit responsible conduct of research (RCR) values. A national sample of 968 current students and recent graduates of mission-diverse doctoral psychology programs completed a Web-based survey on their research ethics challenges, perceptions of RCR mentoring and department climate, whether they were prepared to conduct research responsibly, and whether they believed psychology as a discipline promotes scientific integrity. Research experience, mentor RCR instruction and modeling, and department RCR policies predicted student RCR preparedness. Mentor RCR instruction, department RCR policies, and faculty modeling of RCR behaviors predicted confidence in the RCR integrity of the discipline. Implications for training are discussed.
NotesAccessed through the Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse
URLhttp://www.ethicslibrary.org/resources/156/
DOI10.1080/10508420903275283
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