Graduate student perceptions of preparedness for responsible conduct of research: a mixed methods study

This study aims to explore the factors contributing to the perceived preparedness of graduate students for responsible conduct of research (RCR). A convergent mixed design was used, and both interview and quantitative data were collected, analyzed, and integrated to understand the role of individual and institutional factors in the perceived RCR preparedness of graduate students. Both interview and quantitative data converge on the role of mentor instruction and institutional policies in developing RCR preparedness. The findings also suggested that greater exposure of students to ethical norms and practices is critical in nurturing RCR.
Ethics and Behavior


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Citation Formats
Y. Kondakçı, M. Zayim Kurtay, S. Kaya Kaşıkcı, and Ö. Önen, “Graduate student perceptions of preparedness for responsible conduct of research: a mixed methods study,” Ethics and Behavior, pp. 0–0, 2022, Accessed: 00, 2023. [Online]. Available: