A Study of the Relationship between the Process of Academic Socialization and Commitment to Research Ethics (The Case of Postgraduate Students of Tabriz University)

Mohammad Abbaszadeh Abbaszadeh, Hosein BaniFatemeh BaniFatemeh, Mohammad Bagher Alizadeh Aghdam Alizadeh Aghdam, Ali Boudaghi
2018 جامعه شناسی کاربردی  
Nowadays, with the transition from the first generation universities (education-based university) to the second generation universities (research-based university) and to the third generation universities (Entrepreneur-based university), which focuses on the concepts of education, research and contribution to economic development through contacts with manufacturing institutions and commercialization of academic research, commitment to research ethics and its promotion in the university system
more » ... s become vitally important. Although this concept ensures academic honesty and, most importantly, amplifiers the relationships between institutions of science and society through respecting the subjects' ethics, commitment to honesty, emotional impartiality, professional responsibility, social responsibility, legitimacy and commitment to academic integrity have attracted the attention of intellectuals, especially the sociologists of science and technology. Commitment to research ethics, like other phenomenon, is affected by several factors. In this research, we have tried to study the relationship between academic socialization and commitment to research ethics by using theories of Merton, Kuhn, Resnik, Weidman, Bragg, Hagstrom, and Collins. We believe that the professional socialization is a social process whose results lead to the strengthening of professional and social norms, the formation of professional actors (Kicherova et al., 2015: 443-444) and dissemination of academic norms in academic environment. It can develop higher education, produce science and also institutionalizes the Ethical rules related to academic activities (Mohseni Tabrizi et al., 2010: 45). Also, Randall Collins (2000) discusses the importance of interactive event not only in everyday life but also in the relations between scientists. The interaction binds individuals together in a moral community and creates symbols by which the members make their world (Mohseni Tabrizi et al, 2010: 83). Accordingly, the aim of thi [...]
doi:10.22108/jas.2018.75225.0 doaj:bd9e7fffa5a94afdaf4bddb61387edf4 fatcat:6mivnizqzjb3zocy6l42y2ohsi