Graduate student perceptions of preparedness for responsible conduct of research: a mixed methods study


KONDAKÇI Y., ZAYİM KURTAY M., KAYA KAŞIKCI S., Önen Ö.

Ethics and Behavior, 2022 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10508422.2022.2149524
  • Journal Name: Ethics and Behavior
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, ABI/INFORM, CINAHL, EBSCO Legal Collection, EBSCO Legal Source, PAIS International, Philosopher's Index, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index
  • Keywords: ethics education, graduate students, mixed methods research, research and publication ethics, Responsible conduct of research
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

© 2022 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.This study aims to explore the factors contributing to the perceived preparedness of graduate students for responsible conduct of research (RCR). A convergent mixed design was used, and both interview and quantitative data were collected, analyzed, and integrated to understand the role of individual and institutional factors in the perceived RCR preparedness of graduate students. Both interview and quantitative data converge on the role of mentor instruction and institutional policies in developing RCR preparedness. The findings also suggested that greater exposure of students to ethical norms and practices is critical in nurturing RCR.