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Responsible Conduct of Research [Paperback]

Adil E. Shamoo , David B. Resnik
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February 12, 2009 019536824X 978-0195368246 2
Ethics in scientific research has never been more important. Recent controversies over the integrity of data in federally funded science, the manipulation and distortion of privately sponsored research, cloning, stem cell research, and the patenting of DNA and cell lines, illustrate the need for a more thorough education in ethics for researchers at all levels.

Now in its second edition, Responsible Conduct of Research provides an introduction to many of the social, ethical, and legal issues facing scientists today. The fully updated volume includes three brand new chapters and additional cases for discussion, as well as analysis of the latest issues and problems in research ethics.

Featuring chapters that treat such topics as ethical decision-making, research misconduct, and intellectual property, this new edition will be an indispensable resource for students and teachers, academics and industry professionals alike.

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"Recommended: The primary audience for this volume will be actual practitioners of scientific research. Its concise style and pragmatic perspective will lend themselves well to the training programs in research ethics that many institutions now require. Undergraduates will find the meticulously referenced histories and overviews to be a valuable resource for research projects in bioethics."--CHOICE

About the Author

Adil E. Shamoo, Ph.D., is founder and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Accountability in Research. He is currently a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. David B. Resnik, J.D., Ph.D., is a Bioethicist and Chair of the Institutional Review Board at the National Institute of Environmental Health Science, National Institutes of Health. He is Associate Editor of the journal Accountability in Research.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (February 12, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019536824X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195368246
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,014 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Overview of research ethics August 9, 2010
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This is clearly the most comprehensive and up-to-date single volume on the subject. It deals with researchers' responsibilities toward the scholarly community and the broader society as well as toward human subjects. The focus might be too heavy on biological and medical research for some tastes, but the general principles derived from the study of biological research are applicable to investigations in the social and behavioral sciences.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good textbook for PhD Students February 14, 2014
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I am using this in a PhD level ethics course. It contains much of the essential information needed for ethics regarding research. I wish it included other ethical topics, and since it does not, it really can't be used as a stand alone book for a doctoral level general ethics course. The information is presented well and it has good readability. I would recommend it as a companion book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read January 4, 2014
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Required to buy this for class, involves a lot of different case studies and ethical principles. I only give it 3 stars because its a very dry read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book May 31, 2012
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Book is excellent. A bit biased against pharmaceutical companies, but not inaccurate. Shamoo & Resnik are well published scholars and have put together a useful tool for the readers who want to produce good, validated, and clean research.
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2.0 out of 5 stars If I hadn't had to buy this for a class March 18, 2010
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I have a hard time reading this book. Part of it is due to the extreme annoyance I feel at the authors insistence on citing everything with the authors full last name and year. Whatever happened to footnotes? I rarely read a scientific paper with such a laborious citation system. Add to that the prevalence of citations of books/studies written by the authors themselves and you are left with a bitter feeling in your mouth about the self-importance of the writers. Also, some of the prose is meandering and lopsided, and one has to pay extra attention to the non-linear path each chapter takes. If I did not have this assigned as the book from which my last class in graduate school would take quiz questions, I would not have bothered.
If you are looking for a useful ethics book and you don't have to use this one, I wouldn't recommend it.
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