This paper represents my Honors Project and will summarize my experience related to learning more about the scientific method through working on a research project under the faculty supervision of Dr. Rachel Sturm. In particular, this research project examines how power can corrupt those who possess it and offers an explanation of how leader character may decrease these corruptive effects. The sources of power, how power affects leaders, and how different members of an organization can participate in organizational corruption will be explained. Also, I will offer some research questions unpacking the relationship between leader character and power as well as analyze pilot study data to ensure the methodology moving forward to collect the actual data for this research project is appropriate. Hence, I will explore what I have learned from engaging in the first few elements of the scientific method.
Heisey, C. (2018). The Science behind how Character may hinder the Corruptive Effects of Power. Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.