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Scientific Integrity and Research Ethics

An Approach from the Ethos of Science

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  • Comprehensive introduction to practical issues in research ethics and scientific integrity

  • Provides an approach to behaving according to the norms of science and academia

  • Discusses issues in research ethics, trainings for scientists and researchers across disciplines, and others generally interested in academic ethics

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Ethics (BRIEFSETHIC)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Research (Mis)Conduct

    • David Koepsell
    Pages 13-23
  3. Issues of Authorship

    • David Koepsell
    Pages 25-36
  4. Issues in Intellectual Property and Science

    • David Koepsell
    Pages 37-48
  5. Conflicts of Interest

    • David Koepsell
    Pages 49-60
  6. Autonomy, Dignity, Beneficence, and Justice

    • David Koepsell
    Pages 61-71
  7. Ethics Committees: Procedures and Duties

    • David Koepsell
    Pages 73-84
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 97-115

About this book

This book is an easy to read, yet comprehensive introduction to practical issues in research ethics and scientific integrity. It addresses questions about what constitutes appropriate academic and scientific behaviors from the point of view of what Robert Merton called the “ethos of science.” In other words, without getting into tricky questions about the nature of the good or right (as philosophers often do), Koepsell’s concise book provides an approach to behaving according to the norms of science and academia without delving into the morass of philosophical ethics. 
The central thesis is that: since we know certain behaviors are necessary for science and its institutions to work properly (rather than pathologically), we can extend those principles to guide good behaviors as scientists and academics.
The Spanish version of this book was commissioned by the Mexican National Science Foundation (CONACyT) and is being distributed to and used by Mexican scientists in a unique, national plan to improve scientific integrity throughout all of Mexico. Available now in English, the examples and strategies employed can be used throughout the English speaking research world for discussing issues in research ethics, training for scientists and researchers across disciplines, and those who are generally interested in ethics in academia.

Keywords

  • Scientific Integrity and Research Ethics
  • Research (Mis)Conduct
  • Issues of Authorship
  • Intellectual Property
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Ethics Committees
  • Appropriate academic and scientific behavior
  • Philosophical ethics
  • Plagiarism
  • Self-Plagiarism
  • research ethics

Authors and Affiliations

  • Research and Strategic Initiatives at Comisión Nacional de Bioética (CONBIOETICA) Mexico, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitan – Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico

    David Koepsell

About the author

David Koepsell is an author, philosopher, attorney (retired), and educator whose recent research focuses on the nexus of science, technology, ethics, and public policy. He has provided commentary regarding ethics, society, religion, and technology on: MSNBC, Fox News Channel, The Guardian, The Washington Times, NPR Radio, Radio Free Europe, Air America, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and the Associated Press, among others. He has been a tenured Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management in the Netherlands, Visiting Professor at UNAM, Instituto de Filosoficas and the Unidad Posgrado, Mexico, Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives at COMISIÓN NACIONAL DE BIOÉTICA in Mexico, and Asesor de Rector at UAM Xochimilco

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Scientific Integrity and Research Ethics

  • Book Subtitle: An Approach from the Ethos of Science

  • Authors: David Koepsell

  • Series Title: SpringerBriefs in Ethics

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51277-8

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2017

  • License: CC BY

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-51276-1Published: 02 January 2017

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-51277-8Published: 22 December 2016

  • Series ISSN: 2211-8101

  • Series E-ISSN: 2211-811X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 115

  • Topics: Research Ethics, History of Science, Philosophy of Science

Buy it now

Buying options

eBook USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Other ways to access