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Research Ethics for Students in the Social Sciences

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Research Ethics for Students in the Social Sciences. Jaap Bos. Springer, 2020.

This open access textbook offers a practical guide into research ethics for undergraduate students in the social sciences. A step-by-step approach of the most viable issues, in-depth discussions of case histories and a variety of didactical tools will aid the student to grasp the issues at hand and help him or her develop strategies to deal with them.

This book addresses problems and questions that any bachelor student in the social sciences should be aware of, including plagiarism, data fabrication and other types of fraud, data augmentation, various forms of research bias, but also peer pressure, issues with confidentiality and questions regarding conflicts of interest. Cheating, ‘free riding’, and broader issues that relate to the place of the social sciences in society are also included. The book concludes with a step-by-step approach designed to coach a student through a research application process.





  • Science
  • Perspectives

Ethics and Misconduct

  • Plagiarism
  • Fabrication and Cheating
  • Falsifying

Ethics and Trust

  • Confidentiality
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Science and University Politics

Forms, Codes, and Types of Regulations

  • Research Ethics Step by Step

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