ERIC Number: ED044288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
Ethics for Scientific Researchers, Final Report.
Reagan, Charles E.
This project represents an attempt to systematically investigate the ethical problems and issues arising from scientific research, and to develop material for an undergraduate course in this area. The investigation was based primarily on interviews of scientists and by an extensive review of literature. The text is designed for science majors at the junior and senior levels and requires no previous philosophy background. It is divided into three sections beginning with a section on the fundamentals of ethics, including an introduction to ethics, nature of ethics, normative theory, and justification of ethical principles. The second section consists of fifty-five cases of scientific research which provoke issues of ethics. These cases provide the student with some experience in analyzing ethical cases and in applying ethical principles to them. The third section is an annotated bibliography intended to aid those doing case analysis as well as those undertaking research in ethics and science. (PR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Ethics, Instructional Materials, Moral Issues, Moral Values, Philosophy, Research, Scientific Research, Values
Charles C. Thomas Co., Springfield, Ill.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan.