Research Misconduct and The Scientific process: Continuing Quality Improvement

TitleResearch Misconduct and The Scientific process: Continuing Quality Improvement
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsKoppelman-White, E
JournalAccountability in Research: Policies & Quality Assurance
Publication Languageeng
Keywords& , Assessment , behavior , BEHAVIORAL , care , education , ethics , Human , in , Integrity , interaction , method , Methodology , Misconduct , of , research , sciences , Scientific , SOCIAL , standard , Study , teaching , torts , VALUES ,
AbstractThe author argues that research misconduct can be regulated through two ways, creating and enforcing rules and through ethics education. Because of the nature of science, rules must be limited in scope as to the behaviors it covers and that there must be an intent to perform misconduct present. Therefore, ethics education must step in where the rules fall short. The author argues that these gaps, which exist because of the very nature of science, can be filled through an educational program that focuses heavily on theory and reach a wide audience. Ideally, ethics education should help produce a discipline-specific standard of care that can evolve as new ethics issues arise.
NotesKOPPELMAN-WHITE, ELYSA 1; Email Address:; Affiliations: 1: Department of Philosophy, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA; Issue Info: Jul2006, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p225; Subject Term: HUMAN behavior; Subject Term: VALUES; Subject Term: ETHICS – Study & teaching; Subject Term: BEHAVIORAL assessment; Subject Term: SOCIAL interaction; Subject Term: SOCIAL sciences – Methodology; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethics education; Author-Supplied Keyword: integrity in research; Author-Supplied Keyword: research misconduct; Author-Supplied Keyword: scientific method; Author-Supplied Keyword: standard of care; Author-Supplied Keyword: torts; Number of Pages: 22p; Document Type: Article
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