A Systematic Approach to Instruction in Research Ethics

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Abstract

This article describes a systematic approach for developing instructional programs that emphasizes defining learning needs, planning the learning environment, and evaluating learning to ensure continuous course improvement. This review outlines the nature of these interrelated components of instructional development and draws attention to issues specific to instruction in research ethics. Guiding questions summarize key, practical considerations, and the discussion suggests future steps in the pursuit of effective instruction in research ethics. Overall, the variety of approaches to instruction and mixed findings regarding its effectiveness underscore the need to apply a systematic framework to instruction in research ethics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-67
Number of pages18
JournalAccountability in Research
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • course development
  • education
  • evaluation
  • instruction
  • instructional design
  • research ethics
  • responsible conduct of research (RCR)
  • training

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