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.

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Why research ethics is more important than ever before
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chapter 1|25 pages

Ethics by guided dialogue

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chapter 2|31 pages

Doing research

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Supervising students

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Recruiting academic staff

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chapter 6|24 pages

Funding research

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Assessing research and researchers

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chapter 8|23 pages

Interacting with society

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chapter 9|12 pages

Managing research careers

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chapter 10|15 pages


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