A new approach to assessing ethical conduct in scientific work

Whitney Helton-Fauth, Blaine Gaddis, Ginamarie Scott, Michael Mumford, Lynn Devenport, Shane Connelly, Ryan Brown

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The intent of the current article is to describe the development of a new approach to the study of ethical conduct in scientific research settings. The approach presented in this article has two main components. The first component entails the development of a taxonomy of ethical events as they occur across a broad range of scientific disciplines. The second involves the identification of proximate criteria that will allow systematic and objective evaluation of ethical behaviors through low-fidelity performance simulations. Two proposed measures based on the new approach are intended to identify and measure variations in the scientific environment that might predispose certain individuals to make unethical decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-228
Number of pages24
JournalAccountability in Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences


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