Research Ethics

Research Ethics

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Education in the responsible conduct of research typically takes the form of online instructions about rules, regulations, and policies. Research Ethics takes a novel approach and emphasizes the art of philosophical decision-making. Part A introduces egoism and explains that it is in the individual's own interest to avoid misconduct, fabrication of data, plagiarism and bias. Part B explains contractualism and covers issues of authorship, peer review and responsible use of statistics. Part C introduces moral rights as the basis of informed consent, the use of humans in research, mentoring, intellectual property and conflicts of interests. Part D uses two-level utilitarianism to explore the possibilities and limits of the experimental use of animals, duties to the environment and future generations, and the social responsibilities of researchers. This book brings a fresh perspective to research ethics and will engage the moral imaginations of graduate students in all disciplines.While the terms aquot;mentor, aquot; aquot;thesis adviser, aquot; and aquot;research supervisoraquot; are frequently used interchangeably, it is ... At the same time, the mentora#39;s advice should not be accepted without question. ... from which this essay is taken: aquot; Responsible Conduct of Research, Mentoring, a€ Columbia Center for New Media Teaching andanbsp;...

Title:Research Ethics
Author:Gary Comstock
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2013-01-03


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