Responsible Conduct of Research Training and Trust Between Research Postgraduate Students and Supervisors

Sara R. Jordan, Phillip Gray

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Does responsible conduct of research (RCR) training improve levels of trust between researchers? Using data gathered as part of a survey on the attitudes of master's and doctoral-level students toward RCR, we found that RCR training correlated with a weakened beliefs of students toward their supervisors' ethicality but a stronger belief in the ethicality of their peers. We believe that these findings point to new avenues of research on trust in the academic setting and to needs for curriculum changes in RCR training.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-314
Number of pages18
JournalEthics and Behavior
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012



  • postgraduate students
  • responsible conduct of research
  • supervision
  • survey
  • training
  • trust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Psychology

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