Case Study 2: The Millikan Case - Discrimination Versus Manipulation of Data

TitleCase Study 2: The Millikan Case - Discrimination Versus Manipulation of Data
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsPritchard, MS, Goldfarb, T
Corporate AuthorsNational Academy of Engineering, OEC
ReporterEthics in the Science Classroom
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsdata management , PHYSICS
AbstractCase Study 2 of six cases presented during a Summer Institute instructional program. Issues related to the collection, treatment and presentation of scientific data. Robert A. Millikan won the Nobel Prize in 1924 for his research that demonstrated the atomicity of electric charges. However, an examination of his papers and notebooks shows that he picked and chose what research data he decided to publish.
URLhttp://www.onlineethics.org/Education/precollege/scienceclass/sectone/cs2.aspx
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