Mentor Support?

TitleMentor Support?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1999
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Publication Languageeng
AbstractJanet, a graduate student, has been disappointed with her advisor, who just became the Associate Dean of Research and who is extremely hard to get in touch with. Because of this, she decides to work work on her thesis on her own. When Janet gives the preliminary proposal of her thesis to her advisor, he glances over it quickly, and notices a design flaw in her study, but decides that it would be best for Janet to get the proposal to her faculty committee quickly, and does not mention the design flaw to Janet. When the design flaw comes up at the proposal meeting, the committee decides not to accept her proposal due to this design flaw.
NotesBrian Schrag, ed., Research Ethics: Cases and Commentaries, Volume 3, Bloomington, Indiana: Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 1999
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