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Research Ethics for Students in the Social Sciences

Authors: Bos, Jaap

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  • Offers a non-technical introduction into research ethics
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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.

About the authors


Jaap Bos is tenured Senior Researcher (Associate Professor) at the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
Bos has a long standing career in the field of academic education. He has been teaching both in English as well as in Dutch. Furthermore, he has developed numerous courses over the past 10 years and contributed to many more. 
The emphasis in his teachings is on qualitative analysis of communication (conversation and discourse analysis, content analysis), philosophy of the social sciences. He was nominated ‘best teacher of the year’ in 2009-10 
Bos has written extensively on the history and philosophy of the social sciences, including several studies on psychoanalysis, a biography of the influential Dutch educationalist Martinus Langeveld, a Chronic of Dutch post-war educationalists (with Willem Koops), a study on psychoanalyst Wilhelm Stekel (with Leendert Groenendijk), and a textbook on Discourseanalysis. He was chief editor of the Dutch Journal of Biography (2012-2017). Bos is member of the departmental IRB of Utrecht University.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-5

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  • Science

    Pages 9-28

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  • Perspectives

    Pages 29-51

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  • Plagiarism

    Pages 55-80

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  • Fabrication and Cheating

    Pages 81-116

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-48415-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Research Ethics for Students in the Social Sciences
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-48415-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-48415-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-48414-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 287
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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