When Scientists are Wrong: Admitting Inadvertent Error in Research

TitleWhen Scientists are Wrong: Admitting Inadvertent Error in Research
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsLeibel, W
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Volume10
Issue8
Pagination601-604
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number01674544
Accession Number5404072
Keywords& , -- , aspects; , codes , EDITORIALS; , error; , errors , errors, , ethical , ethics , ETHICS; , Human , industries , Moral , of , professional , Research; , Scientific; , Self-regulation; , standards;
AbstractThe author presents his opinion on inadvertent errors in scientific research. He contends that there needs to be a professional ethic which encourages scientific researchers to admit to an inadvertent mistake, and that the scientific community should self-regulate itself in terms of error accountability and professional ethics.
Notes8EditorialSpringer Science & Business Media B.V.Leibel, Wayne 1; Affiliations: 1: Associate Professor of Biology, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.; Issue Info: Aug91, Vol. 10 Issue 8, p601; Thesaurus Term: PROFESSIONAL ethics; Thesaurus Term: RESEARCH; Thesaurus Term: PROFESSIONAL standards; Thesaurus Term: HUMAN error; Thesaurus Term: INDUSTRIES -- Self-regulation; Subject Term: EDITORIALS; Subject Term: ERRORS, Scientific; Subject Term: MORAL & ethical aspects; Subject Term: CODES of ethics; NAICS/Industry Codes: 519110 News Syndicates; Number of Pages: 4p; Document Type: Editorial
DOI10.1007/BF00382879
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