Year 2012, Volume 3 , Issue 4, Pages 48 - 63 2012-04-01

ICT Student Teachers’ Judgments and Justifications about Ethical Issues

Turgay Alakurt [1] , Salih Bardakcı [2] , Hafize Keser [3]


In this study, Turkish ICT student teachers’ judgments and justifications in four scenarios involving ICT-related ethical problems were investigated. Scenarios were designed based on Mason’s (1986) four ethical issues: privacy, accuracy, property and accessibility. The study was carried out in the fall of 2010. We used the critical incidents technique (CIT) - a qualitative research approach- and the data were gathered via a structured questionnaire. The questionnaire was conducted face-toface with an in-person interview. Participants were 35 ICT student teachers from the Faculty of Educational Science at Ankara University. The associations between different categorical variables were analysed with Fisher’s exact test. Open-ended questions were analysed through content analysis. The findings revealed that gender does not affect the ethical judgments and justifications of ICT student teachers. Furthermore the same reasons and justifications were reported by ICT student teachers who have taken course in ethic and those who have not taken the course. Moreover, out of the four issues considered in this study, accessibility was found as the most controversial issue. In addition to that it was observed that a number of ICT student teachers do not attain the right justifications due to the lack of knowledge on copyrights, intellectual property and the policies of web sites
Computer ethics, ethical dilemma, gender, prior education
Primary Language en
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Turgay Alakurt

Author: Salih Bardakcı

Author: Hafize Keser

Dates

Publication Date : April 1, 2012

Bibtex @ { tojqi229381, journal = {Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry}, issn = {}, eissn = {1309-6591}, address = {}, publisher = {Abdullah KUZU}, year = {2012}, volume = {3}, pages = {48 - 63}, doi = {10.17569/tojqi.80752}, title = {ICT Student Teachers’ Judgments and Justifications about Ethical Issues}, key = {cite}, author = {Alakurt, Turgay and Bardakcı, Salih and Keser, Hafize} }
APA Alakurt, T , Bardakcı, S , Keser, H . (2012). ICT Student Teachers’ Judgments and Justifications about Ethical Issues . Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry , 3 (4) , 48-63 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/tojqi/issue/21397/229381
MLA Alakurt, T , Bardakcı, S , Keser, H . "ICT Student Teachers’ Judgments and Justifications about Ethical Issues" . Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry 3 (2012 ): 48-63 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/tojqi/issue/21397/229381>
Chicago Alakurt, T , Bardakcı, S , Keser, H . "ICT Student Teachers’ Judgments and Justifications about Ethical Issues". Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry 3 (2012 ): 48-63
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ISNAD Alakurt, Turgay , Bardakcı, Salih , Keser, Hafize . "ICT Student Teachers’ Judgments and Justifications about Ethical Issues". Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry 3 / 4 (April 2012): 48-63 .
AMA Alakurt T , Bardakcı S , Keser H . ICT Student Teachers’ Judgments and Justifications about Ethical Issues. TOJQI. 2012; 3(4): 48-63.
Vancouver Alakurt T , Bardakcı S , Keser H . ICT Student Teachers’ Judgments and Justifications about Ethical Issues. Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry. 2012; 3(4): 48-63.