ERIC Number: EJ501637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Fischer v. The Medical College of Georgia and the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company: A Case Study of Constraints on Research.
Fischer, Paul M.
New Directions for Higher Education, n88 p33-43 Win 1994
A researcher recounts his experience after publishing research findings concerning cigarette advertising and children. He reports attempts to constrain his research and obtain confidential records. He concludes that without vigorous protection of academic freedom, corporate power and state action may discourage economically or politically controversial research. An affidavit of the American Association of University Professors is attached. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Advertising, Child Health, College Faculty, College Role, Confidential Records, Court Litigation, Disclosure, Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education, Industry, Legal Problems, Medical Research, Research Administration, Research Projects, School Business Relationship, Smoking, Tobacco
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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