Ethical Considerations in Research

  • Jan Recker
Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)


In this part of the book, I want to draw your attention to ethical considerations as they pertain to research in information systems. Ethics form a branch of philosophy that seeks to address questions about morality; that is, about concepts such as good and bad, right and wrong, justice, and virtue. Ethics define the principles of right and wrong conduct in a community or profession, and can be used by individuals acting as free moral agents to make choices to guide their behaviour. Ethical behaviour is defined as those actions that abide by rules of responsibility, accountability, liability, and due process:


Ethical Issue Voluntary Participation Scientific Misconduct Information System Research Information Consent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Recker
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  1. 1.School of Information SystemsQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbane, QLDAustralia

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