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A New Approach to Research Ethics
Using Guided Dialogue to Strengthen Research Communities

ISBN 9781138682221
Published March 9, 2017 by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

A New Approach to Research Ethics is a clear, practical and useful guide to the ethical issues faced by researchers today. Examining the theories of ethical decision-making and applying these theories to a range of situations within a research career and process, this text offers a broader perspective on how ethics can be a positive force in strengthening the research community.

Drawing upon a strong selection of challenging case studies, this text offers a new approach to engage with ethical issues and provides the reader with:

  • a broader view on research ethics in practice, capturing both different stages of research careers and multiple tasks within that career, including supervision and research assessments
  • thoughts on questions such as increasing globalisation, open science and intensified competition
  • an increased understanding of undertaking research in a world of new technologies
  • an extension of research ethics to a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach
  • an introduction to a ‘guided dialogue’ method, which helps to identify and engage with ethical issues individually and as a research community.

A New Approach to Research Ethics allows for self-reflection and provides guidance for professional development in an increasingly competitive area. Full of valuable guidance for the researcher and ethical decision-maker, this is an essential text for postgraduate students, senior academics and developers of training courses on ethics for researchers.

Table of Contents

For the reader.  Introduction: why research ethics is more important than ever before? 1. Ethics by grounded dialogue 2. Doing research 3. Publishing 4. Supervising students 5. Recruiting academic staff  6. Funding research 7. Assessing research and researchers 8. Interacting with society 9. Managing research careers. Conclusion

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Henriikka Mustajoki has a career in professional ethics focusing on research ethics.

Arto Mustajoki has a long career as a professor and scientific administrator. He has been department head, dean and vice-rector of the University of Helsinki.