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Research Ethics: A Philosophical Guide to the Responsible Conduct of Research

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780521187084

ISBN10:
0521187087
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/25/2013
Publisher(s):
Cambridge University Press
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Summary

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 individuals 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 represents a fresh approach to research ethics. It will engage the moral imaginations of graduate students in all disciplines.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Protect my Interests:
Report misconduct
Avoid plagiarism
Beware intuition
Justify decisions
Promote our Interests:
Articulate reasons
Write cooperatively
Protect manuscripts
Clarify statistics
Respect Strangers' Rights:
Inform subjects
Mentor inclusively
Recognize property
Reveal conflicts
Honor All Interests:
Treat humanely
Preserve environments
Cultivate responsibility
Conclusion
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