A Vignette-based Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Impact of Research Climate on Research Practices of Doctoral Students

2020-02-16 17:41:11 | BioPortfolio


This study aims to evaluate the impact of research climate on PhD students' research practice (i.e., an environment where their peer (i.e., a post-doc researcher) had detrimental practice in a similar situation)


PhD students are the next generation of researchers and will present the field in the future. However, several environmental factors might influence their research practice. In this study, the investigators will evaluate the impact of research climate on PhD students' research practice (exposure to an environment where their peers commit a detrimental practice).

Objective: To evaluate the impact of research climate on PhD students' research practice

Design: A randomized controlled trial

1. Intervention: Participants will be shown two case vignettes describing dilemma situations in research reported with and without research climate factor.

2. Participants: The participants will be PhD students in all biomedical disciplines.

3. Sample size will be 300 participants

4. Primary outcome: In each vignette, participants will have to indicate which solution they prefer on a semantic differential scale, rated from - 5 to -1 (preference for solution A) and from 1 to 5 (preference for solution B). Participants will be forced to make a choice between the 2 solutions. The primary outcome will be the mean preference score.

5. This study is approved by ethics review regulations by INSERM (CEEI-IRB): IRB00003888

Study Design


The Study Focus on no Specific Condition


Vignette with emphasis on research climate


Centre d'Epidémiologie Clinique, hôpital Hôtel Dieu, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris
Paris Cedex 04


Not yet recruiting


Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2020-02-16T17:41:11-0500

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