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
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. The author says human error in scientific research should be recognized and accepted. He believes 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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