Developing a Scientific Virtue-Based Approach to Science Ethics Training

Science and Engineering Ethics 23 (1):243-262 (2017)
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Michael O'Rourke
Michigan State University
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Responsible conduct of research training typically includes only a subset of the issues that ought to be included in science ethics and sometimes makes ethics appear to be a set of externally imposed rules rather than something intrinsic to scientific practice. A new approach to science ethics training based upon Pennock’s notion of the scientific virtues may help avoid such problems. This paper motivates and describes three implementations—theory-centered, exemplar-centered, and concept-centered—that we have developed in courses and workshops to introduce students to this scientific virtue-based approach.
Keywords Responsible conduct of research  Science ethics  Scientific virtues
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DOI 10.1007/s11948-016-9757-2
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