ERIC Number: ED255151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Code of Ethics.
American Sociological Association, Washington, DC.
The American Sociological Association's code of ethics for sociologists is presented. For sociological research and practice, 10 requirements for ethical behavior are identified, including: maintaining objectivity and integrity; fully reporting findings and research methods, without omission of significant data; reporting fully all sources of financial support in publications as well as any special relations to a sponsor; not accepting funding or research assignments that may violate these ethics; developing explicit agreements for joint projects with colleagues or students, preferably in writing, and covering division of work, compensation, access to data, and rights of authorship; and carefully stating significant qualifications on the research findings and interpretations when findings are relevant to public policy or debate. Also covered are requirements for sociologists who conduct research in foreign countries or who work outside of the academic setting, ways to respect the rights of research populations, the publications and review process, and teaching and supervision. Policies and procedures of the Association's Committee on Professional Ethics concerning the interpretation of the code and investigation of complaints brought under it are also stated. (SW)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Authors, Codes of Ethics, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Professional Associations, Publications, Researchers, Sociologists, Sociology, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: American Sociological Association, Washington, DC.