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Tag: Research ethics
By Robert Dingwall | Published: January 25, 2017
The rush to publish a revised Common Rule for federally funded human research in the United States has created a flawed regulatory regime, says Robert Dingwall., Time to tear the whole edifice down and start over, he suggests.
By Ian Freckelton | Published: July 6, 2016
The more brazen the willingness to commit academic fraud, the harder it becomes to prevent, suggests Ian Freckelton. So while there is a role for codes of conduct or even criminal courts, finding ways to push temptation to deceive even further out of mind will likeley prove even more successful.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: March 24, 2014
Applying ethics to social science research can raise as many issues as it answers. A new set of guidelines on which Robert DIngwall consulted gives clarity in some cases like manipulation of images and duplicate publication but leaves some other controversies unsettled.
By christianjarrett | Published: August 17, 2012
An uncanny number of psychology findings manage to scrape into statistical significance
By Robert Dingwall | Published: April 6, 2012
A document drops into my inbox that purports to be a draft Concordat between the major UK funders and university managements on research integrity - a publication that has already been set for July 2012, but someone belatedly thought that it might be a good idea to get disciplinary associations on board.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: February 19, 2012
Last Saturday, I went to the theatre to a see a touring production based on Arthur Ransome’s novel, Swallows and Amazons.... it prompted a number of thoughts about risk and risk management in the contemporary world.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: January 30, 2012
UK newspapers have belatedly picked up on a troubling precedent that is crystallizing in the US courts. Boston College has been ordered to disclose recordings from an archive of interviews with former IRA members to the Police Service of Northern Ireland...