Students’ mindsets on research integrity — a cross-cultural comparison

  • Research integrity (RI) has been a focus of society in recent years as a means to create and to keep trust in science. Higher education institutions (HEIs) play a key role in promoting a culture of RI and responsible conduct of research (RCR). The understanding and practice of RI can vary across cultures. This article aims to outline initial insights into university students’ RI mindsets based on five RI facets: understanding, importance, value-action gap, enforcement approaches, and training. A qualitative exploratory cross-cultural study was conducted with participants from Germany and Bulgaria via semi-structured guided group interviews. An explicit transcultural agreement regarding the significance of RI was categorically indicated. Intercultural differences between the two European countries were revealed and discussed in reference to understanding RI, the value-action gap, enforcement approaches, and training preferences.

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Author:Milena Valeva, Petya Dankova, Julia Priess-Buchheit
Parent Title (English):FACETS
Publisher:Canadian Science Publishing
Document Type:Article (specialist journals)
Date of OPUS upload:2023/03/07
Date of first Publication:2022/04/07
Publishing University:Hochschule Trier
Release Date:2023/03/07
Tag:cross-cultural comparison; higher education; qualitative study; research integrity; students’ mindsets; trust in science
GND Keyword:Wissenschaft; Forschung; Integrität; Vertrauen; Student; Wertorientierung; Einstellung; Deutschland; Bulgarien
Page Number:15
First Page:528
Last Page:542
Departments:FB Umweltwirtschaft/-recht (UCB)
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 30 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International