Research Ethics

Research Ethics

Cases and Materials
Edited by Robin Levin Penslar
Distribution: World
Publication date: 2/1/1995
Format: paper 296 pages
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-20906-1
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Named a Best Book of 1995, Doody’s Rating Service
“The book provides opportunities for unusually good discussions of ethical problems that can confront researchers in any field.” —Religious Studies Review

“. . . this book provides a ready-made package for the teaching of ethics in research.” —Journal of Third World Studies

“. . . Research Ethics is an extremely useful and stimulating book . . . recommended for wide classroom use on both the undergraduate and graduate level as well as for all academic library collections.” —Journal of Information Ethics

“ . . . an excellent introduction into research ethics.” —Journal of College Science Teaching

“A useful supplement to faculty teaching courses on scientific ethics and a resource for instructors who give lectures on the topic in more general courses.” —Robert L. Sprague, Director, Institute for Research on Human Development

“This book is important because it defines and clarifies subtle ethical issues present but not necessarily easily recognizable as such in the everyday conduct of research.” —Doody’s Health Sciences Book Review Journal

“A very useful text for courses dealing with ethics in the research setting.” —Science, Technology & Society

“ . . . a welcome collection of materials that can be used in a variety of ways by those who are genuinely concerned that scientific research remain faithful to its ideals.” —American Journal of Human Genetics

“This clearly written, reader-friendly book addresses the need for systematic education in research ethics and suggests that researchers themselves are the best teachers for their students. . . . The scenarios are realistic . . . , well presented, and organized around a series of topics that are both diverse and relevant to the practicing investigator.” —American Journal of Psychiatry

“ . . . a landmark teaching tool . . . ” —Science Books & Films [an “Editor’s Choice” book]

“I think this book is an excellent introduction into research ethics. The material is presented in an exceptionally thought-provoking manner, and it serves as a reference guide and as a source for seminar topics” —Robert H. Tamarin, Journal of College Science Teaching

This comprehensive casebook for teaching research ethics in the sciences and the humanities covers such topics as plagiarism, confidentiality, conflict of interest, fraud and misconduct, the reporting of data, and the participation of human and animal subjects in research. An annotated bibliography will help instructors identify resources to use as supplements to cases, assist readers who are developing courses in research ethics, and aid further research on the subject.

Author Bio

ROBIN LEVIN PENSLAR is Special Assistant to the Vice President for Research at Indiana University, following many years as a Research Associate for the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions. She is the principal author and editor of Protecting Human Research Subjects: Institutional Review Board Guidebook.

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Introduction

Part I. Theory and Pedagogy

1. General Issues in Teaching Research Ethics
2. An Introduction to Ethical Theory

Part II. Cases in the Natural Sciences: Biology

3. The Professional Scientist
4. Scientific Misconduct: What Is It and How Is It Investigated?
5. Authorship and the Use of Scientific Data
6. Data Alteration in Scientifc Research
7. The Ethics of Genetic Screening and Testing
8. Ethics and Eugenics

Part III. Cases in the Behavioral Sciences: Psychology

9. Ethical Issues in Animal Experimentation
10. Research Involving Human Subjects
11. Research Involving Human Subjects: The Administration of Alcohol
12. The Ethics of Deception in Research
13. Misconduct in Science
14. Science and Coercion
15. Behavior Control

Part IV. Cases in the Humanities: History

16. The Historian’s Code of Ethics
17. The Use and Interpretation of Historical Documents
18. Oral Historians Meet the Media
19. Limiting Access to Scholarly Materials: The Case of the Dead Sea Scrolls
20. Faculty-Graduate Student Relations
21. Intellectual Property

Instructional Notes
Annotated Bibliography
Case Index
General Index