On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research

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National Academy Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Philosophy - 27 pages
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First published in 1988 and now updated, "On Being a Scientist" presents discussions of the social and historical context of science, the allocation of credit for discovery, the scientist's role in society, the issues revolving around publication, and many other aspects of scientific work. The booklet explores the inevitable conflicts that arise when the black and white areas of science meet the gray areas of human values and biases.

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Contents

Introduction
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The Social Foundations of Science
3
Experimental Techniques and the Treatment of Data
4
Copyright

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The Institute of Medicine was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to secure the services of eminent members of appropriate professions in the examination of policy matters pertaining to the health of the public. The Institute acts under the responsibility given to the National Academy of Sciences by its congressional charter to be an adviser to the federal government and, upon its own initiative, to identify issues of medical care, research, and education. Dr. Kenneth I. Shine is president of the Institute of Medicine.

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