The only ethical principle which has made science possible is that the truth shall be told all the time. If we do not penalize false statements made in error, we open up the way, don’t you see, for false statements by intention. And of course, a false statement of fact, made deliberately, is the most serious crime a scientist can commit. – C.P. Snow
Chapter 5: Discussion and Reflection Questions
1. What issues and concerns did you immediately react to – intellectually and emotionally – in this chapter?
2. What were Kenn’s responsibilities as a peer reviewer for Jeff’s manuscript? What constitutes a thorough, timely, and confidential review?
3. How, when, and to whom should Kenn’s concerns about the manuscript be reported?
4. What is Jeff’s responsibility to oversee and approve Jean’s work on the research?
Research Ethics
Chapter 5: The Impossible Dream
Discussion and Reflection Questions
Integration Questions
References and Resources

This chapter addresses research misconduct. Upon completion of this chapter, we hope that you can define and identify research misconduct, including fabricating and falsifying data, plagiarism, and abuses of confidentiality. We also hope you learn about institutional and federal consequences for research conduct.

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