Case Studies for Ethics in Academic Research in the Social Sciences

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  • Copyright: 2012-04-26
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This book provides a basis for class discussion about the responsible conduct of social science research. These 16 brief research ethics cases describe situations in which ethical dilemmas arise and present the student with the opportunity to think through the different implications for researchers. The cases emphasize different types of ethical dilemmas involving faculty, students, participants, and stakeholders. Students can discuss what happened, why it was or was not unethical, and what should be the consequences for the actors. Included are the original cases complete with learning objectives, teaching notes, and questions for discussion.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Notes for Teachers on Using Casesp. xi
Notes for the Student on Solving Casesp. xiii
About the Authorsp. xv
Research Misconductp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Making the Data Do What You Want Them Top. 3
When Hypotheses Are Not Supportedp. 5
The Role of the Embedded Researcherp. 6
Protection of Human Subjectsp. 9
Introductionp. 9
The Long Arm of the Institutional Review Boardp. 12
Protected Populations in Qualitative Researchp. 13
The Informed Part of "Informed Consent"p. 15
Conflict of Interestp. 19
Introductionp. 19
Doing Business With a Supplierp. 21
Contracts and Grants Versus Private Pay for Researchp. 23
Data Management Practicesp. 25
Introductionp. 25
Pruning Datap. 27
Secondary Datap. 29
Data Ownershipp. 30
Mentor and Trainee Responsibilitiesp. 33
Introductionp. 33
Appropriate Research Assistant Dutiesp. 35
Choosing a Dissertation Chairp. 37
Collaborative Researchp. 39
Introductionp. 39
Mixing Consulting and Researchp. 41
Research Partner's Misdeedsp. 42
Rapid Assessment Processp. 44
Authorship and Publicationp. 47
Introductionp. 47
Order of Authorshipp. 48
Tenure Binder and Publication Statusp. 50
Peer Reviewp. 53
Introductionp. 53
Article Submission Issuesp. 55
Double-Blind Reviewp. 56
Appendix. The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Researchp. 59
Further Reading on Research Ethicsp. 75
Web Resourcesp. 77
Indexp. 79
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