1. Answer discussion board:
Imagine the following scenario: You are taking the evidence-based practice course and one of your classmates shares an EBP project draft with you. You notice that some of the research has not been cited correctly or even at all. When you approach your classmate, the response is that “no one will notice, and it is not a big deal anyway.” What are your next steps in speaking with your classmate? Consider how this could reflect on the credibility and integrity of the individuals involved, the university, and the profession.
2. Respond to discussion post:
The pursuit and dissemination of knowledge require a high level of credibility and integrity. Since evidence-based practice incorporates major philosophical, social, political, economic, and scientific issues, the researcher is accountable for the information they disseminate to the larger society (McNutt et al., 2018). For this case, the individual was missing crucial research ethics that are required for professional practice. Societies tend to trust the integrities of individual researchers, and the failure to cite correctly transmits to an unparalleled scientific unproductivity. The university has a special responsibility to disseminate the right scientific knowledge and proper management of logic. Therefore, expressing the wrong academic discourse will pose problems for the individual, university and limit their professional development. The government has also established an oversight in the form of administrative rules which prescribe the expected behavior when conducting research. Thus, every individual is responsible for promoting integrity while conducting research.