Requested to Falsify Data or An Excess?

TitleRequested to Falsify Data or An Excess?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsPritchard, MS, Jaksa, JA
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
KeywordsENGINEERING , ENVIRONMENTAL engineering , professional responsibility , research misconduct
AbstractStephanie Simon knew Environmental Manager Adam Baines would not be pleased with her report on the chemical spill. The data clearly indicated that the spill was large enough that regulations required it to be reported to the state. Adam Baines asks Stephanie to change her report. Includes expert commentaries.
NotesCase study originally published in “Teaching Engineering Ethics: A Case Study Approach” by Michael Pritchard. Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, Western Michigan University, 1992.
Audience LevelGraduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Instructors, Professionals