Constraints on Research

TitleConstraints on Research
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsAmerican Sociological Association,
PublisherAmerican Sociological Association
AbstractWhen hiring new employees, Jennifer Gugliotti, a sociologist who manages a large research division in a major corporation, tells them that that they can use data gathered in focus groups and surveys for their professional work as well as for corporate use. When an employee brings in an article he wants to submit to a sociology journal for publication, she tells him that it must be reviewed by a corporate official to make sure that there is nothing in the article that violates corporate policies or that could provide information to competitors. Did Jennifer mislead new employees about the possibilities of publishing research based on the research for the company? Includes expert commentary.
OEC Unique IdentifierAmerican Sociological Association, Teaching Ethics Throughout the Curriculum