The power of mentors is in their capacity to awaken a truth within us, a truth we can reclaim years later by recalling their impact on our lives. - Parker Palmer
Chapter 1: References and Resources
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Research Ethics
Chapter 1: Mentors and Tormentors
Discussion and Reflection Questions
Integration Questions
References and Resources

This chapter addresses mentoring and supervisory relationships. Upon your completion of this chapter, we hope that you can identify appropriate expectations and roles in mentoring for responsible conduct of research. We also hope you learn about the mandate that mentors and institutions have for the ethical training of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

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