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Linda C. S. Gundersen

Scientific Integrity and Ethics in the Geosciences

€ 99.00

Science is built on trust. The assumption is that scientists will conduct their work with integrity, honesty, and a strict adherence to scientific protocols.

Taal / Language : English


  • Introduction to ideas and concepts in scientific integrity, professional ethics, and geoethics and how to use this book (presents basic definitions, concepts, and context for the reader and lays out the fundamental importance of these concepts to the scientific method).
  • History of scientific integrity and ethics to present day (includes a brief general history of scientific integrity, the recent resurgence in interest, recent studies on how much misconduct there is, new policies and studies, as well as a history of integrity and ethics in the geosciences and how it has evolved to present day).
  • International and national codes and policies recently developed, and special considerations for the geosciences (Goes into depth on work of the World Congress on Research Integrity, new policy requiring ethics education by NSF, recent Presidential memoranda, studies by the National Academy, federal agency policy and implications).
  • Essential components of a code of scientific integrity and ethics for the geosciences presented within the context of the scientific process. (Includes a distillation of codes from international, national, professional, federal, academic, and other sources)
  • The role of research institutions, industry groups, and professional societies in scientific integrity and ethics (these groups can serve as a critical point of discussion, learning and advancing scientific integrity and ethics and a number of issues and solutions will be discussed)
  • The role of scientific integrity and ethics in geoscience data quality, preservation, communication, and accessibility (issues of data bias, privacy, accessibility, uncertainty, data misuse, censorship)
  • Ethics in Geography and the Geospatial Sciences (The American Association of Geographers and geospacial scientists have created extensive policies on integrity and ethics in their fields, including the human and societal impact of the work they do.)
  • The Emerging Field of Geoethics (The establishment of the International Union of Geological Sciences efforts in geoethics and the International Association for Geoethics; an introduction to topics of geoethical concern such as climate change, natural hazards and risk, natural resource use, the communication of geosciences, etc. Includes an examination of beneficence: The maximization of benefits and the minimization of harm from research.)
  • Exploring scientific integrity and ethics through learning, research and education in the geosciences (teaching scientific integrity and ethics as part of the curriculum and as part of research practice, discussion of recent workshops and efforts by researchers and the national Science Foundation)
  • Appendix of resources for students, professionals, and educators (references, videos, curriculum, case studies, web resources)


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Paperback / softback
344 pagina's
Januari 2018
453 gram
226 x 152 x 25 mm
John Wiley & Sons Inc gb

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