ERIC Number: ED394843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Moral Reasoning in Scientific Research: Cases for Teaching and Assessment.
Bebeau, Muriel J.; And Others
Recent psychological work on the moral development of professional and graduate students has illuminated ways to effectively bring about substantial changes in students' ability to construct a well-reasoned response to moral problems. This document is designed to help educators provide instruction that will enhance students' ability to develop well-reasoned responses to the kinds of ethical problems that are likely to arise in the practice of science. The document has been tailored for the training of graduate students in the biomedical sciences, but the materials are applicable with researchers from a variety of backgrounds. Six cases for discussion are presented along with student instructions describing the rationale and procedures for this exercise. Each case is accompanied with facilitator notes providing a detailed analysis of the ethical issues raised in the case, guidelines for leading discussions, and criteria for evaluating participants' competence in ethical reasoning. The use of these materials is not intended as a full course in research ethics, but could serve as a basis for a course that might be supplemented with didactic presentations on rules and conventions for conducting scientific research in a research institution, discussions of ethical issues not included in this package, guest presentations, discussions of historical cases, and other topics of interest. (JRH)
Indiana University, Teaching Research Ethics Project, Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, 410 N. Park Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Committee on Institutional Cooperation.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Office of Research.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Univ. Graduate School.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Poynter Center on American Institutions.