Introduction to Research Integrity

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What are the main areas of focus in Research Integrity according to the text?

Research misconduct, Collaboration issues, Peer review, Conflicts of interest or obligation, Complicity and funding sources, Animal subject research, Human subject research

Why do imperfect people need to worry about research ethics?

It’s also about imperfect people doing imperfect things, for a variety of reasons

What are some examples of ‘Misdemeanor’-level wrongs that the text mentions?

Write 5 moderately difficult, short answer essay questions

Who is the author of the text?

Dr. Lisa Rasmussen

What is the alternative name for 'Research Integrity' mentioned in the text?

Responsible Conduct of Research or Research Ethics

What are the moral foundations of research?

Doing good for humans, animals, the planet, future generations, etc. via the pursuit of truth and knowledge; our duty to respect individuals; our possible duties to animals; our obligations to society

What are some professional pressures that may encourage shortcuts and misdemeanors?

Publish or perish, tenure/retaining a job, 'keeping up' with peers, securing grants, being first to a discovery

What is the significance of the phrase 'The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth' in the context of research ethics?

Be honest about your research; omission of parts of research findings might constitute research misconduct or violate other moral norms; it's also dishonest to puff up one's results by adding irrelevant or misleading information, or overstating their significance

What implications does the text suggest about research ethics violations?

One can become involved in research ethics violations through the wrongs of others; sometimes the right thing to do just isn’t clear; self-deception and other psychological tendencies

Cite an example of a socially acceptable practice that raises ethical concerns.

Melanoma transplant from a daughter to her mother for research purposes

Learn about the fundamental principles of research integrity and ethics with Dr. Lisa Rasmussen from the Department of Philosophy at UNC Charlotte. The quiz covers topics such as research misconduct, collaboration issues, peer review, conflicts of interest, and complicity in funding.

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