Research Ethics Survey

Research Ethics practices and training in applied linguistics research

Introduction and explanation of the study: We are faculty members and graduate students within the Second Language Studies program at Michigan State University. We are interested in the beliefs and practices of researchers in applied linguistics in regards to research ethics. The following survey consists of four parts 1) a background questionnaire, 2) a series of scenarios in which you judge the ethicalness of, 3) questions about your training and beliefs in research ethics, and 4) an open-ended question.

Time: This survey consists of forced choice questions and optional open-ended questions. If you just complete the forced choice questions, it should take you around 15-20 minutes. Of course, it will take longer if you respond to the optional open-ended questions.

Please note that your responses are anonymous and will only be used for research purposes. That is, no names or identifying information will be collected. When data is presented or published, no names or identifying information will be used. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions: Scott Sterling -, Paula Winke -, Susan Gass - You can also write to us at B331 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824. Our office phone number is 517-432-1812

Your participation is voluntary, you may choose not to participate at all, or you may refuse to participate in certain procedures or answer certain questions or discontinue your participation at any time without consequence (e.g. it will not affect your standing in the scientific community, your ability to do research, receive funding, etc.).

SIRB's contact information: If you have any questions or concerns regarding your rights as a study participant, or are dissatisfied at any time with any aspect of this study, you may contact - anonymously, if you wish - Human Research Protection Programs at Michigan State University, by phone: (517) 355-2180, fax: (517) 432-4503, email:, or regular mail: 408 West Circle Dr. room 207 Olds Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824.

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