Challenging long-held theories of scientific rationality and remoteness, Kristin Shrader-Frechette argues that research cannot be 'value free.' Rather, any research will raise important moral issues for those involved, issues not only of truthfulness but of risk to research subjects, third parties, and the general public.
Ch. 1. The Importance of Research Ethics: History and Introduction -- Ch. 2. Professional Codes and the Duty to Do Scientific Research -- Ch. 3. Basic Principles of Research Ethics: Objectivity -- Ch. 4. Basic Principles: Promoting the Public Good -- Ch. 5. Handling Conflicts Through Stage-Two Ethical Analysis: Giving Priority to the Common Good -- Ch. 6. Research and Uncertainty -- Ch. 7. A Case Study in Conservation Research: Uncertain Science in Controversial and Litigious Times -- Ch. 8. Gender and Racial Biases in Scientific Research / Helen Longino -- Ch. 9. Engineering Design Research and Social Responsibility / Carl Mitcham -- Ch. 10. Public Health Research and Uncertainty / Carl Cranor.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 29th July 2013
Publisher: University Press of America