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Research Ethics: A Philosophical Guide to the Responsible Conduct of Research (Cambridge Medicine (Paperback)), Comstock, Gary
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Author Name:    Comstock, Gary

Title:   Research Ethics: A Philosophical Guide to the Responsible Conduct of Research (Cambridge Medicine (Paperback))

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Cambridge University Press 

ISBN Number:   0521187087 / 9780521187084

Seller ID:   ING9780521187084

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Education in the responsible conduct of research typically takes the form of online instructions about rules, regulations, and policies. Research Ethics takes a novel approach and emphasizes the art of philosophical decision- making. Part A introduces egoism and explains that it is in the individual's own interest to avoid misconduct, fabrication of data, plagiarism and bias. Part B explains contractualism and covers issues of authorship, peer review and responsible use of statistics. Part C introduces moral rights as the basis of informed consent, the use of humans in research, mentoring, intellectual property and conflicts of interests. Part D uses two-level utilitarianism to explore the possibilities and limits of the experimental use of animals, duties to the environment and future generations, and the social responsibilities of researchers. This book brings a fresh perspective to research ethics and will engage the moral imaginations of graduate students in all disciplines.



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