Clark, C. M., & Springer, P. J. (2007). Thoughts on incivility: Student and faculty perceptions of uncivil behavior. Nursing Education Perspectives, 28(2), 93-97.
Imagine that you have replicated the Clark and Springer (2007) study with psychology students from an on-campus undergraduate program (all face-to-face classes). The faculty members are describing students they have in their psychology classes.
You have organized responses from the 15 faculty who responded regarding in-class disruptions.
Because this qualitative research study involves human subjects, the researcher must consider the potential ethical issues involved in conducting the study. The researcher should consider the following things:
- The potential researcher/participant and participant/participant interactions involved in the study.
- The potential ethical issues surrounding the researcher/participant and participant/participant interactions involved in the study.
- How to mitigate both the ethical issues and harm to individuals and institutions.
Complete the following steps to use the SPSS data file (Faculty Comments Dataset.sav) to do some initial analyses of the data:
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- Open the SPSS data file.
- In DATA VIEW, notice that columns 1 and 2 contain the comments that were collected. Also note that column 2 contains a place to enter the numerical code for each theme into which that comment would fall. Columns 3-5 contain each faculty respondent’s ID code, gender code (1=male, 2= female), and number of years teaching, respectively.
- In VARIABLE VIEW, notice how the codes for gender are entered under the VALUES column. You will use the same method to enter the codes for the comment themes for the second variable. You will want to review the videos located in both the topic materials and in the General Guidelines of the assignment for information on how to do this. Also, note that to the far right in VARIABLE VIEW, under MEASURES, the proper scale of measurement needs to be entered for each variable. Only years of teaching is a scale (continuous) variable. All the others are codes/qualitative.
Coding the Comments and Examining the Frequencies of Each Theme