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ERIC Number: EJ863155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Student-Centered Use of Case Studies Incorporating Oral and Writing Skills to Explore Scientific Ethical Misconduct
Montes, Ingrid; Padilla, Adriana; Maldonado, Atenaida; Negretti, Solymar
Journal of Chemical Education, v86 n8 p936-939 Aug 2009
For many years, ethical misconduct has been long endured and difficult to address in the scientific community. To educate students about ethical misconduct in science, case studies were used in an ethics discussion board for a class group project. The objectives aimed to (i) familiarize students with the term "ethical misconduct", particularly in science; (ii) guide students in the evaluation of different information sources and data compilation, while practicing correct citation of data; and, (iii) most importantly, pique students' interest to further research, study, understand, and discuss current ethical issues concerning the scientific community. Each project was read thoroughly and coded using Bloom's taxonomy to evaluate student responses and quantify them according to project objectives. The results and limitations of this study are presented. (Contains 1 table, 1 list, and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A