Ethics in the Humanities: Findings from Focus Groups

Cheryl K. Stenmark, Alison L. Antes, Laura E. Martin, Zhanna Bagdasarov, James F. Johnson, Lynn D. Devenport, Michael D. Mumford

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This project examined the ethical issues faced by academics and professionals in the Humanities. We conducted focus groups to gather information about the ethical concerns in these fields and used the qualitative data arising from the discussions to create a taxonomy that represents the structure of ethical issues in the Humanities. A key implication of our findings is that while the focus of ethics research and interventions has been primarily on the sciences and engineering, academics and professionals in other fields also encounter some unique critical ethical dilemmas that require further research and methods of intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-300
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Academic Ethics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2010


  • Ethics
  • Ethics taxonomy
  • Focus groups
  • Integrity


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