Research Ethics

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

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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.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 13 b/w illus. 7 tables
  • 1139602675
  • 9781139602679

Table of contents

Introduction; Part A. Protect my Interests: 1. Report misconduct; 2. Avoid plagiarism; 3. Beware intuition; 4. Justify decisions; Part B. Promote our Interests: 5. Articulate reasons; 6. Write cooperatively; 7. Protect manuscripts; 8. Clarify statistics; Part C. Respect Strangers' Rights: 9. Inform subjects; 10. Mentor inclusively; 11. Recognize property; 12. Reveal conflicts; Part D. Honor All Interests: 13. Treat humanely; 14. Preserve environments; 15. Cultivate responsibility; Conclusion.show more

About Gary Comstock

Gary Comstock is Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and Religion, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.show more

Review quote

"...Unique in several respects...it conveys an imperative for ethical thinking, decision-making, and moral action in research...it stimulates the moral imaginations of readers, and motivates a question-asking approach to research ethics..." - Doody's Review Serviceshow more