Data Selection and Responsible Conduct: Was Millikan a Fraud?

TitleData Selection and Responsible Conduct: Was Millikan a Fraud?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsJennings, RC
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
Accession Number15304458
Keywords1868-1953 , Data , data selection , Fraud , FRAUD in science , information , INFORMATION services , Millikan , MILLIKAN, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953 , research , Responsible , responsible conduct of research , Robert
AbstractThis paper addresses a problem in reporting scientific research, especially in how to distinguish between justifiable and unjustifiable data selection. The author focuses on the case study of Robert Millikan, while historians and defenders see his data selection as understandable and legitimate, current statements about the Responsible Conduct of Research imply his selection was illegitimate. This paper discusses two main issues that arise in assessing his conduct, whether he was intentionally misleading and whether he actually did mislead the scientific community.
NotesJennings, Richard C. 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: University of Cambridge, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, UK; Source Info: Oct2004, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p639; Subject Term: RESEARCH; Subject Term: FRAUD; Subject Term: FRAUD in science; Subject Term: INFORMATION services; Author-Supplied Keyword: data selection; Author-Supplied Keyword: fraud; Author-Supplied Keyword: Millikan; Author-Supplied Keyword: responsible conduct of research; NAICS/Industry Codes: 519190 All Other Information Services; People: MILLIKAN, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953; Number of Pages: 15p; Document Type: Article
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