Excavating A Researcher's Moral Sensitivities: An Autobiographical Research Approach

  • Elisabeth Settelmaier
Part of the Science & Technology Education Library book series (CTISE, volume 33)


Reflecting on ethical issues in science brings me back to the time when I was studying at the University of Salzburg in Austria for my master’s degree. I was enrolled in a science degree in genetics when I decided halfway through my studies to change over to science education. For me, the reason to study science in the first place, had been to ‘contribute to creating a better world’. So what had changed? What were the reasons for changing from science to science education? Two disturbing memories emerged that might explain my motivation:


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© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabeth Settelmaier
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  1. 1.Curtin University of TechnologyPerthAustralia

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