Training and Mentoring Ph.Ds.
Faculty Views on Their Role and Their Institution's Role to Promote the Development of Responsible Researchers
This study, conducted by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., focuses on how faculty and institutions promote the responsible conduct of research in training PhD students. The objectives of the study are to (1) be able to understand how faculty describe the differences between being an advisor versus being a mentor, (2) how these two roles work with doctoral students to promote the responsible conduct of research and (3) to learn what they report their institution is doing in terms of policies, programs, and incentives to promote quality research advising and research mentoring. The study is expected to be completed in 2008.