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Awareness and attitudes of professors regarding research ethics education in the colleges and the school of Korean Medicine

한의학 분야 연구윤리 교육에 대한 전국 한의과대학 및 한의학전문대학원 교수들의 인식

  • Yu, Jieun (Division of Humanities and Social Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University) ;
  • Cheon, Mog-enu (Division of Humanities and Social Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University) ;
  • Lim, Byungmook (Division of Humanities and Social Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University) ;
  • Kwon, Young-kyu (Division of Longevity and Biofunctional Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University) ;
  • Kim, Byung Joo (Division of Longevity and Biofunctional Medicine, School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University)
  • 유지은 (부산대학교 한의학전문대학원 인문사회의학부) ;
  • 천목은 (부산대학교 한의학전문대학원 인문사회의학부) ;
  • 임병묵 (부산대학교 한의학전문대학원 인문사회의학부) ;
  • 권영규 (부산대학교 한의학전문대학원 양생기능의학부) ;
  • 김병주 (부산대학교 한의학전문대학원 양생기능의학부)
  • Received : 2015.04.29
  • Accepted : 2015.09.18
  • Published : 2015.09.30

Abstract

Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the experiences and awareness of Korean Medicine professors towards research ethics issues and curriculum development. Methods: Electronic mails for requesting the survey participation were sent to 531 professors who were listed in the DB of Association of Korean Medicine. Professors who agreed to participate in the survey were connected to the self-administered questionnaire site, and the responses were stored in real time. Professors were asked the experience of research misconduct cases, the necessity, contents and evaluation method of research ethics education, etc. ANOVA was performed to test the differences of ethics education effects among sub-groups of respondents. Results: Of 137 professors who opened the e-mail, 127 completed the questionnaire. Most professors (87.4%) reported to witness the research misconduct cases, and felt the necessity of research ethics education for professors as well as students. 31.4% of respondents preferred the practice-focused course, and 43.3% preferred the PASS/FAIL basis evaluation system. Professors with shorter education career and professors majoring basic Korean Medicine expected higher effect of ethics education than others. For detailed items of research ethics education, 'ethical writing' and 'ensuring research integrity' were prioritized in the aspects of both personal ethics and social demand. Conclusions: In this study, detailed matters of research ethics education in Korean Medicine area were drawn. Further study and policy development are needed to facilitate the introduction of formal education of research ethics.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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