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Case Studies for Ethics in Academic Research in the Social Sciences
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Case Studies for Ethics in Academic Research in the Social Sciences



April 2012 | 104 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Discuss and learn about the ethical choices faced in academic research in the social sciences

This book provides a basis for class discussion about the responsible conduct of social science research. These 16 brief research ethics cases describe situations in which ethical dilemmas arise and present students with the opportunity to think through the different implications for researchers. The cases emphasize different types of ethical dilemmas involving faculty, students, participants, and stakeholders. Included are the original cases, complete with learning objectives, teaching notes, and questions for discussion.


"…the cases presented are exceptionally well thought-out and presented at an appropriate level
for graduate students." -
T. Gregory Barrett, University of Arkansas

"This book fills a gap in the literature…The broad range of topics covers many issues of concern to all social scientists." - Sue Ann Taylor, American University


 
Chapter 1. Research Misconduct
 
Chapter 2. Protection of Human Subjects
 
Chapter 3. Conflict of Interest
 
Chapter 4. Data Management Practices
 
Chapter 5. Mentor and Trainee Responsibilities
 
Chapter 6. Collaborative Research
 
Chapter 7. Authorship and Publication
 
Chapter 8. Peer Review

“The authors do a great job of providing very thought-provoking cases covering a broad array of ethical issues in a variety of social science research settings.”

Scott Vollum
James Madison University

“These thorough case studies provide an effective gateway for entering into class discussions that can reveal contemporary approaches and understandings of the ethical issues involved in the conduct and publication of social science research. I think the cases presented are exceptionally well thought-out and presented at an appropriate level for graduate students.”

T. Gregory Barrett
University of Arkansas

“This book fills a gap in the literature. It is readable. It is a good teaching tool. The broad range of topics covers many issues of concern to all social scientists. Topics overlooked in most textbooks are included here (e.g., consulting, misdeeds, mentor/student relationships, data management, conflict of interests). The case study approach is an excellent way of adding the material to courses on ethics, research methods, or professional practice. The questions provide an opportunity for critical thinking and debate.”

Sue Ann Taylor
American University
Key features

KEY FEATURES:

  • The first case book to focus exclusively on ethical dilemmas within the world of social science academia
  • Presents brief original cases (including learning objectives, teaching notes, and discussion questions)
  • Includes coverage of the protection of human subjects, mentor relationships, promotion and tenure, and peer review

Sample Materials & Chapters

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ch 4 & 5


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