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Sage Research Online – Research Ethics0

Posted by Admin in on January 3, 2016

If your institution has a subscription to Sage then you have online access to a slew of research ethics material on their site including all the Sage books that cover research ethics (Israel, Hammersley, Denzin et al, Sieber and Tolich, Mertens and Ginsberg), handbooks and articles.

It is a veritable goldmine of research methods and ethics material.

For example, if you do a search for Mark Israel’s ‘Social Research Ethics’ you will find a number of useful texts.

See for more information.

Two Australian cases reported on Retraction Watch0

Posted by Admin in on December 29, 2015

Two Australian retractions added to Retraction Watch.

01 October 2015 – Violent songs can lead to spicy food, and other lessons we learned from corrected graphic | MQ

15 December 2015 – Cancer researcher cleared of misconduct, inquiry finds “genuine error or honest oversight” | UNSW

About Retraction Watch
We launched Retraction Watch in August 2010, and although we didn’t predict this, it’s been a struggle to even keep up with retractions as they happen. While we occasionally dip into history in our “Best Of” series, realistically we don’t want to fall even further behind. If we ever have the resources to grow the site, this will be one of our priorities.

Trust in research — the ethics of knowledge production (Garry Gray | TEDxVictoria)0

Posted by Admin in on December 27, 2015

“This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. We all take knowledge for granted every day: we assume that those who studied the health effects of using everyday products did their research accurately and without bias.
But did they?”

A copy of this TED Talk can be accessed from

179 professors indicted in research publishing scam – University World News (Unsoo Jung 2015)0

Posted by Admin in on December 18, 2015

“In an unprecedented crackdown on academic misconduct, as many as 179 university professors from some 110 universities in South Korea were indicted on Monday after an extensive criminal investigation into a huge copyright scam.

The professors have been charged with republishing existing textbooks written by others under their own names by modifying the covers with the alleged connivance of the publishing companies.

According to the Prosecutors’ Office which conducted an extensive criminal investigation, this is the first time university professors have faced criminal charges for copyright violations using ‘cover-swapping’ tricks. It is also the first time so many professors have been indicted in a single investigation.

The unprecedented scale of violations has severely shaken the academic community and could have wider repercussions on public trust in academia, validity of research, and the global ranking of South Korean universities.”

Click here to view the full news report