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Abstract Title: Identifying Epistemic Frames in Faculty Discourse Concerning Value-Laden Discussions around Ethics
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Abstract: Scientists are encouraged to engage in some form of ethical training. A common criticism of these training modules is that they are not effective. We formed a fellowship of fifteen scientists to investigate different modes of engagement with value-laden topics to see how scientists would engage in more ethically-driven discussions. These scientists met for a series of group sessions over the course of an academic year. We examined these discussions through the lens of epistemic frames, and characterize these frames through a number of characteristics including behaviors, verbal cues, and epistemic forms. We use these characteristics to identify the frames present in the fellowship, and what factors influenced changes in frames. Categorizing discussions with epistemic frames offers an opportunity for identifying what is driving more ethically-minded discussions, and this knowledge could then be used to better design ethical training modules.
Session Time: Poster Session 1
Poster Number: I-45

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Bill Bridges
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: 2086605980
and Co-Presenter(s)
Tyler Garcia (he/him/his), Kansas State University
Caitlin Solis (she/her), Kansas State University
Wyatt Jones (he/him/his), Kansas State University
Caleb Linville (he/him/his), Kansas State University
Jonathan Herington (he/him/his), University of Rochester
Scott Tanona (he/him/his), Kansas State University
James T. Laverty (he/him/his), Kansas State University