Truth or Consequences

TitleTruth or Consequences
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsSchrag, B
Corporate AuthorsNational Academy of Engineering, OEC
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Publication Languageeng
AbstractIn the rush to publication, some mistakes are made in an experiment that make the primary author on the paper suspect the validity of some data gathered by his colleague. This case discusses issues such as including proper data management and the responsibilities of authors, collaborating researchers and faculty research advisers as well as trust and honesty.
NotesBrian Schrag, ed., Research Ethics: Cases and Commentaries, Volume 3, Bloomington, Indiana: Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 1999