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Abstract Title: REU students’ initial perceptions of scientific ethics
Abstract: One goal of undergraduate research, particularly Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs, is to help students learn to become aware of the importance of ethical conduct.  The Survey of Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) indicates that biology students believe they learn more about ethical conduct from their research experiences than physics students.  Motivated by this, we initiated a study of both biology and physics REU students at Kansas State University consisting of pre- and post-interviews regarding their understanding of ethics with results to be compared to the SURE.  This paper presents the students' initial perceptions (from the pre-interview) of how ethical issues impact science in general as well as their own specific work.  We also discuss the differences in the interview responses of the two groups.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Sytil Murphy
Kansas State University
116 Cardwell Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-1824
Fax: 785-532-6806
and Co-Presenter(s)
Dean Zollman -- Kansas State University