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Heroes, human “foibles”, and science outreach.

Heroes, human “foibles”, and science outreach.

“Science is a way of trying not to fool yourself. The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.” – Richard Feynman There is a tendency sometimes to treat human beings as if they were resultant vectors arrived at by adding lots and lots of particular [...]..

July 13, 2014 — Janet D. Stemwedel

Put Yourself in the Cheater's Shoes

Could seeing the world through the eyes of the scientist who behaves unethically be a valuable tool for those trying to behave ethically? Last semester, I asked my “Ethics in Science” students to review an online ethics training module of the sort that many institutions use to address responsible conduct of research with their students [...]..

July 9, 2014 — Janet D. Stemwedel

Did Facebook's Mood Experiment Violate Research Ethics?

You can read the study itself here, plus a very comprehensive discussion of reactions to the study here. 1. If you intend to publish your research in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, you are expected to have conducted that research with the appropriate ethical oversight...

June 30, 2014 — Janet D. Stemwedel

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