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This module reports on an outreach project carried out in conjunction with GERESE, Graduate Experience in Research Ethics for Science and Engineering (NSF 0629377). In this project, graduate student mentors developed and presented a workshop in research ethics targeted to pre-university students interested in careers in science and engineering. Students learn to see that a career can be good in two senses, a moral sense and a technical or discipline-based sense. This and other modules are also featured in an EAC Toolkit developed through the NSF-funded project, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF-SES-0551779.
Write your module for a student audience. To complete or edit the sections below erase the provided textual commentaries then add your own content using one or more of the following strategies: - Faculty Retreat in Research Ethics summarizes NSF grant GERESE activities. - RISE2BEST link provides links to other sources essential to research ethics: Online Ethics,ORI, and selected universities - Ethics CORE is a new NSF project to create a comprehensive online center to draw togethermaterials on research ethics like Online Ethics Center and U-Mass Scholarly Works/ESENCe project - Open Seminar course is online component of a special topics course in Reseach Ethics offered at UPRMin 2008.

Graduate experience in research ethics for science and engineering


Graduate Experience in Research Ethics for Science and Engineering
Elements of GERESE project leading to ethically empowered graduate students.

GERESE, an NSF grant, developed and tested a hybrid approach to research ethics, one that sought to identify and integrate synergies between stand-alone courses and an organized series of ethics across the curriculum interventions. Working with a conceptual framework in research ethics, where issues are derived from a double axiological axis, project investigators developed a workshop series in research ethics and also experimented with one-hour and three-hour courses. Faculty development workshops identified key issues in research ethics and carried out activities through which faculty members assessed different aspects of GERESE. A final retreat held August 2009, realized module and case development activities which were mapped onto the research ethics issues identified earlier. The result is an Ethics Incubator published in the Connexions module, "Faculty Retreat in Research Ethics--Modules and Issues. (See link above.)

A presentation: the gray world

Graduate students at UPRM, Erika Jaramilla and Morgan Echeverry, developed a presentation that introduces students to general ethical issues as well as more specific issues in research ethics. This presentation introduces ethics in the context of choosing a career; ethics consists of the proper exercise of choice in this and other situations. Student-produced video vignettes used to introduce key issues in research ethics have been seamlessly integrated into this presentation. Using clear images and forceful descriptions, this presentation introduces pre-university students to a range of ethical issues that arise in research in engineering and science. Several distinct pedagogical strategies are used to bring about a transition from black and white situations (which help students hone in on key concepts and distinctions) to the "grey world" where students are exposed to real world moral complexities.

The gray world--presentation in spanish

Gray world presentation for graduate students

Gray world presentation (seac nov 5, 2011)

Rcr concept table

Research ethics video vignettes

Students act out different scenarios in research ethics to provide black and white examples of different issues. Among those covered are plagiarism, falsification, fabrication, environmental responsibility, mentoring, and conflict of interest.


Video vignette fabrication

Video Vignette on Fabrication
Student fabricates data to make meet teacher's expectations.



Student falsifies data
Student falsifies data to make data spread sheet meet teacher's expectations.

Throwing out the trash

Driver throws out trash into parking lot
Car turns corner, window opens, and trash flies out in a graphic display of environmental irresponsibility.

Moving from the black and white to the gray

A layered case

Core scenario to Layered Case
This layered case helped students move from black and white issues to gray issues.

A pharmaceutical company discovers a treatment for HIV-AIDS patients which controls the symptoms and, in some cases, cures the disease

    Complicating circumstances are layered in.

  • The production process produces toxic chemical byproducts.
  • To clean these up properly would cut sharply into the company's profits so it dumps them illegally but temporarily into an aquifer that supposedly nobody uses.
  • The medicine works so the company's product saves lives. But is the cost--the contamination of an aquifer--really worth the cost?

Assessment strategy

The assessment strategy used by workshop developers combines qualitative with quantitative assessment. Closed questions help measure changes in student perception and knowledge pertinent to ethics and research ethics. Open-ended questions help assess problem solving and concept prototyping skills.

Pre and post test for assessment

Mapping assessment activities onto bloom taxonomy


Assessment results

Results from 2007-2009A dog sitting on a bed
This table summarizes the assessment results for the 352 students who participated from 2007-2009. These are broken down into ethical perception, ethical knowledge, and rubric graded results on the open-ended definition and case analysis questions.

Questions & Answers

more explanation on GDP
Isaac Reply
it is a country total out put of goods and services divided by the total population of the country.I think it can also be derived from the country labour force,,because it mostly depend on the labour force and the level of technology .
labour force and technological progress leads to greater production increases the GDP
What is economics?
Bubu Reply
by this time
It is a social science that analyses production,distribution and consumption of goods and services
A social science that study human behavior in relationship with decision making
What are the typical patterns of GDP for a high-income economy like the United States in the long run and the short run?
mwangala Reply
What are the limitation and significant of macroeconomic
Usman Reply
explain the significance of concerpt of opportunity cost in planning
Mwanaid Reply
what is meant by the price elasticity of demand?
Martine Reply
when price of a commodity increase it's demand contracts , and whe the price of a commodity decreases it's demand expands so the degree of change in demand in response to change in own price of the commodity is called PED . Ed = percentage change in quantity demanded / percentage change in price
What are the limitations of macroeconomic and their segnificant
Usman Reply
Discuss the role of competition in stimulating economic growth?
Daniel Reply
competition stimulate economic growth because in such types of economy,they is no monopoly power every supplier will want to produce to meet customers choice which brings about quality production and attract invested and customers into such economy
competition creates Monopoly because of economy of scale. it's not antithesis but different side of same coin
competition result in high economic growth since every firm will intend to provide quality services and products to meet customers needs and requirements unlike in Monopoly situation where a firm just provide what it want to resulting in large stock piles of unwanted products ,ie inefficiency, howev
microeconomics study part of the economy but macroeconomic study the whole economy
Olokun Reply
studying the whole economy, solving the problem of the economy and building up the economy
micro means small while macro means large
standard of living is the footsteps of an economy because it plays important role for country to have crucial view about their budget ,import and export
it will be differ because economic agent will only take their views on some part of household
can opportunity cost be zero
OBED Reply
how many types of transportation do we have
yes. when a customer's purchasing power is high, he may have d ability to purchase all he needs, dt makes opportunity cost zero
please can give more explanation on this question
what are the factors production
Labour capital entrepreneurs
Land,capital, labour,and the entrepreneur
I will like to know use of calculus in economics
do they use it in economics?
I want to know if I should take calculus or statistics and probability my senior year of highschool
yes for example in monopolistic competitive market..... TR=TC* & THIS CALCULATED BY CHANGING( DERIVATIVE LAW) MR =MC ** WILL BE THE FORMULA THAT USE.
please in which topic in economic is the question coming from.
from PCF in economics
why is unitary proportional to responsiveness
Etim Reply
any tip for igcse economics exam?pls
Stacey Reply
What is a market
Divine Reply
what are the variables that affect demand
what are the variables that affect demand
what are the variables that affect demand
what are the variables that affect demand
what are the variables that affect demand
price of the related goods 2 price of the given commodity 3 income of the consumer 4 taste and preference 5 expectation in the future price
pls the taste and preference
explain briefly
a consumer taste and preference commodity changes for a time the man becomes
sorry sorry
is when the price of a commodity becomes high and can't afford example Samsung instead of iPhone
consumers who have high intense for goods will purchase the goods even if the price of that commodity increases because he or she preferred that commodity.people will be prefer iphone as its price increase
as usual bad taste of preference is when a consumer regrets from one commodity to another in terms of the price
thanks alot
you're welcome
#Preference; #Income #Test
#price Of Commodity #Income #Taste #Preference
#Market is The Place Where Buyers And Sellers Are Exchanging Their Goods And service. #
difference between macro and micro economics
Microeconomic Study about individual consumers market But Macroeconomis Study General economic Process Such As #Aggregate Demand #Aggregate Supples #GDp= #GNp
nice so can u run down a brife discussion on GDP
Researchers demonstrated that the hippocampus functions in memory processing by creating lesions in the hippocampi of rats, which resulted in ________.
Mapo Reply
The formulation of new memories is sometimes called ________, and the process of bringing up old memories is called ________.
Mapo Reply
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