Research ethics : a philosophical guide to the responsible conduct of research / [edited by] Gary L. Comstock.

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
1 online resource (xv, 292 pages)


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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.
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Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. Protect my Interests: 1. Report misconduct; 2. Avoid plagiarism; 3. Beware intuition; 4. Justify decisions; Part II. Promote our Interests: 5. Articulate reasons; 6. Write cooperatively; 7. Protect manuscripts; 8. Clarify statistics; Part III. Respect Strangers' Rights: 9. Inform subjects; 10. Mentor inclusively; 11. Recognize property; 12. Reveal conflicts; Part IV. Honor All Interests: 13. Treat humanely; 14. Preserve environments; 15. Cultivate responsibility; Conclusion.
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Cambridge University Press. Philosophy.
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