ERIC Number: ED197945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Professional Ethics Activities in the Scientific and Engineering Societies. AAAS Professional Ethics Project.
Chalk, Rosemary; And Others
Presented is an overview of the depth and range of the ethics activities undertaken by societies affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Included in this report are: (1) reviews of previous surveys of organizations which had adopted codes of ethics; (2) descriptions of the methodology and findings of the ethics survey and workshop sponsored by the AAAS; (3) highlights of the ethics activities of selected AAAS affiliates; and (4) conclusions and recommendations. This material is intended to serve as a resource for future inquiries and as a foundation for evaluating the functions of professional societies. Included in the appendix are examples of policies regarding professional ethics. (Author/WB)
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, Codes of Ethics, Engineers, Ethics, National Organizations, Professional Associations, Scientific Personnel, Social Responsibility, Surveys
American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1515 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20005 (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
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