ERIC Number: ED395547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
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Research Ethics. Cases and Materials.
Penslar, Robin Levin, Ed.
This book is a comprehensive resource of illustrative cases for classroom discussion of research ethics in the natural sciences, the behavioral sciences, and the humanities. The materials selected for inclusion are intended to speak to people in all disciplines, though the cases are drawn from biology, psychology, and history. They cover such topics as plagiarism, confidentiality, conflict of interest, fraud and misconduct, access to research materials, the obligations of mentors and teachers, the reporting of data, and the participation of human and animal subjects in research. Specific pedagogical suggestions for many of the cases are provided in the instructional notes. The book also provides discussions of ethical theory and pedagogy. An annotated bibliography describes possible resources for instructors to use as supplements to the cases, assist readers who are developing courses in research ethics, and aid further research on the subject. The book is intended to provoke discussion and debate, rather than provide answers. (Individual chapters contain reference notes and the annotated bibliography contains approximately 250 references.) (JPB)
Descriptors: Biology, Colleges, Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Higher Education, History, Institutional Role, Medical Research, Plagiarism, Psychology, Research, Research Projects, Scientific Research, Universities
Indiana University Press, 601 N. Morton St., Bloomington, IN 47404 (paperback: ISBN-0-253-20906-4, $12.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-253-34312-7, $29.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
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