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Table of contents (10 chapters)
About this book
This open access textbook offers a practical guide into research ethics for undergraduate students in the social sciences. A step-by-step approach of the most viable issues, in-depth discussions of case histories and a variety of didactical tools will aid the student to grasp the issues at hand and help him or her develop strategies to deal with them.
This book addresses problems and questions that any bachelor student in the social sciences should be aware of, including plagiarism, data fabrication and other types of fraud, data augmentation, various forms of research bias, but also peer pressure, issues with confidentiality and questions regarding conflicts of interest. Cheating, ‘free riding’, and broader issues that relate to the place of the social sciences in society are also included. The book concludes with a step-by-step approach designed to coach a student through a research application process.
- conceptualizing research ethics
- research ethics in the social sciences
- definition of plagiarism
- factors that facilitate plagiarism
- measures to counter plagiarism
- fabrication and cheating
- research bias
- science's self-correction
- publication bias
- Open Access
- research ethics
Authors and Affiliations
Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
About the author
Jaap Bos is tenured Senior Researcher (Associate Professor) at the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
Bos has a long standing career in the field of academic education. He has been teaching both in English as well as in Dutch. Furthermore, he has developed numerous courses over the past 10 years and contributed to many more.
The emphasis in his teachings is on qualitative analysis of communication (conversation and discourse analysis, content analysis), philosophy of the social sciences. He was nominated ‘best teacher of the year’ in 2009-10
Bos has written extensively on the history and philosophy of the social sciences, including several studies on psychoanalysis, a biography of the influential Dutch educationalist Martinus Langeveld, a Chronic of Dutch post-war educationalists (with Willem Koops), a study on psychoanalyst Wilhelm Stekel (with Leendert Groenendijk), and a textbook on Discourseanalysis. He was chief editor of the Dutch Journal of Biography (2012-2017). Bos is member of the departmental IRB of Utrecht University.
Book Title: Research Ethics for Students in the Social Sciences
Authors: Jaap Bos
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-48414-9Published: 15 September 2020
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-48417-0Published: 16 September 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-48415-6Published: 14 September 2020
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVI, 287
Number of Illustrations: 23 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour