Tag: ethics

307 I don't want to kill any more mice, but my advisor insists that I must in order to get my PhD 2016-04-29T12:33:01.500

231 Moral dilemma in unwittingly being paid to complete a student's work 2016-03-21T04:20:10.940

231 A paper I received to review has (independently) duplicated work that we are writing up. How to proceed in light of peer-review confidentiality? 2016-11-28T16:12:59.107

195 Professor creates assignment making students advocate for a bill being presented to Congress. Is this legal? 2018-01-29T03:15:01.940

178 A published paper stole my unpublished results from a science fair 2016-12-20T23:23:58.460

172 May a man attend a workshop entitled “Young women in [domain]”? 2017-12-01T15:46:22.610

146 Is Obama's JAMA paper OK? 2016-07-12T12:46:21.850

133 Is it ethical to submit a paper with the name of a co-author who cannot be contacted? 2014-05-28T10:16:23.297

133 My professor is rigging data and plagiarizing. What can I do? 2014-11-06T16:26:45.250

122 Is it ethical to profit by having my students buy my textbook? 2013-12-28T06:45:57.863

122 Should a young professor avoid using dating apps? 2017-07-30T02:52:24.307

121 What to do if a referee plagiarises the result after rejecting a paper? 2012-09-07T07:09:02.153

119 I am an editor for a lousy paper and I found a better algorithm than theirs. Must I share it with them? 2017-11-27T05:27:12.163

113 Is it ethical/acceptable to give a lighter penalty to students who admit to cheating? 2014-05-13T03:26:35.857

112 Is it okay to report classmates cheating on exams? 2014-04-12T16:35:03.250

111 How to argue against questionable research practices such as P-hacking and Harking? 2015-12-20T15:05:14.593

108 Fellow student asked question from take-home exam on Stack Exchange 2018-01-13T12:09:14.177

107 Why is plagiarism so harshly punished? 2016-01-03T05:40:55.017

104 Rediscovery of calculus in 1994: what should have happened to that paper? 2013-04-24T08:35:23.033

104 What should I do if my advisor is forcing me to vote on a specific candidate in IEEE elections? 2016-05-30T12:47:28.620

101 Is it ethical for a professor to get masters students to work on open source modules related to the professor's profit-making company? 2014-07-08T15:15:16.613

100 How can I prevent students from writing answers on an assignment, then claiming I didn't see their answer? 2017-11-08T16:42:02.087

98 One of my student researchers is likely falsifying some results/data. What are the consequences? 2016-06-01T21:35:33.940

96 Asked again to review a paper, when the authors don't wish to modify it 2013-01-14T15:37:37.770

95 Only one student answered an exam question - and I strongly suspect he cheated 2017-10-19T20:15:25.697

87 Should I report a PhD student’s incompetence to their supervisor? 2018-02-28T20:05:03.467

84 I was caught cheating on an exam, how can I minimize the damage? 2014-10-25T14:59:52.860

83 Should I report an accepted PhD thesis in which the literature review is copied verbatim from sources? 2013-01-01T21:44:37.977

83 How to let a PhD student know that their research is not as good as they think it is 2016-04-20T19:59:26.667

82 Is it ethical to use proprietary (closed-source) software for scientific computation? 2016-11-30T21:27:49.240

81 Is it acceptable for a professor to ask post-doc student to babysit for free? 2014-12-12T17:19:45.650

79 Is it ethical for a Professor to disseminate wrong answers online? 2015-05-07T15:03:24.657

78 Is it acceptable to use non-English references in a computer science paper? 2017-10-06T08:33:42.697

77 What to answer an author asking me if I reviewed his/her paper? 2017-03-31T12:01:44.313

72 My advisor submitted a paper with my work without including me as an author 2013-10-28T22:58:35.493

72 My first authorship is being turned into co-first authorship, what can I do? 2014-10-08T00:01:43.380

72 Is it ethical to limit marks based upon past performance? 2015-05-04T15:35:39.433

72 Is it ethical to buy noise canceling headphones with research funds? 2015-11-17T10:55:48.630

72 I proved a theorem I heard from another researcher. Can I publish my results? 2016-06-22T04:45:57.903

72 Is it ethical to use a recommendation letter from a deceased professor? 2016-06-25T13:58:21.780

72 Is it okay for a reviewer to share an under review manuscript with their colleagues? 2017-06-27T13:49:23.757

72 Can I legally omit the fact I hold a Ph.D. degree? 2018-02-28T03:53:42.523

71 A manuscript I refereed gave me an idea for a paper, not sure how to proceed 2014-06-13T12:49:04.423

71 Advisor drops MSci student suddenly in final semester 2016-11-30T06:30:29.583

69 Is it appropriate for an undergrad student to ask a professor to sign a non-disclosure agreement? 2016-02-02T06:34:07.137

68 Is it common practice to remove an author's name from a paper? 2013-08-22T03:09:33.243

68 Should I do anything if I am cited for something that wasn't in my paper? 2017-11-22T19:57:51.700

67 Should a paper be reviewed in entirety, if the introduction contains plagiarized passages? 2015-06-21T05:45:03.927

67 I used a solution that I happened to already have on my laptop on an exam. Did I cheat? 2016-11-11T20:19:30.180

64 Consequences I should expect of violence in my classroom 2013-08-29T00:29:56.013

63 Colleague stole my work and is publishing it as his own; my PhD supervisor supports him; I got the paper to review. How to proceed? 2016-12-03T08:43:25.297

62 During review, I found a superior solution. What now? 2015-06-30T03:21:20.737

62 How should I communicate that I do not hold the views expressed in a paper I wrote 2015-11-10T01:49:42.100

61 How to respond to a professor who was insulted by an email detailing mistakes in the exercise? 2017-01-29T11:11:22.207

61 Dismissed from PhD due to disability-related misconduct: how to answer question about dismissal? 2017-10-09T16:18:20.720

60 Is it immoral to show new students how to use Wolfram Alpha? 2015-04-15T02:20:24.393

60 Is it bad practice to study or reference the work of an academic who has fallen from grace? 2017-03-16T16:46:26.053

59 My advisor demands second authorship, but my collaborator contributed much more than him. I don't want to be unethical, what should I do? 2016-04-18T23:19:21.230

59 If you're black, how do you answer "Oh you're a professor? So you teach African Studies?" 2016-09-17T21:05:06.343

59 What are the legal and ethical implications of "padding" pay with extra hours to compensate for unpaid work? 2016-10-18T19:39:39.080

56 How to acknowledge a deceased advisor’s contributions to a paper? 2012-03-16T22:07:44.350

56 Should I inform students that there are cheaper alternatives to the on-campus book store? 2014-08-07T22:52:21.110

56 Hugely important database replete with errors 2018-01-08T09:54:42.010

55 How to discourage irrelevant self-citation? 2014-06-01T21:16:13.847

54 Should I waive my right to view my recommendation letters? 2012-04-17T09:21:41.803

54 What to do if assignment is against student's religion? 2014-03-06T05:54:09.573

54 If someone conducts unethical research unbeknownst to anybody, but produces positive results, what would happen to the research once discovered? 2014-11-04T00:04:57.257

54 How to handle plagiarism on method that does not affect outcome results when reviewing a paper? 2017-12-07T13:13:58.527

53 Is it acceptable to write a reference letter for yourself? 2014-02-04T05:57:09.403

53 Teacher takes pictures of students during exams and posts them on social media 2014-11-18T09:09:33.183

53 Ethics of Accepting Unneeded Merit Based Scholarships 2015-04-08T23:44:48.400

53 Is it unethical/unscientific to omit outlier data in a publication when they are in FAVOR of your argument? 2015-08-30T12:22:14.727

53 Co-authors request that others do not use "he" as a pronoun - is this reasonable? 2017-01-28T03:48:33.673

53 Can I learn the course material for the first time while I'm teaching it? 2017-03-23T22:49:12.803

53 Should I continue reviewing a paper after having discovered plagiarised content in it? 2017-07-01T14:00:38.527

52 Are relationships allowed between students and faculty? 2012-09-08T14:39:46.777

52 Can two PhD students publish without involving their supervisors? 2013-12-30T12:00:06.823

51 Are there universities that consider it academic misconduct for students to publish material created by faculty? 2014-09-08T16:32:32.030

51 What to do when a good article is published in a predatory online journal that disappears? 2017-01-31T22:30:09.267

50 I solved their problem. Should I involve them? 2015-12-06T18:09:38.940

48 Is it ethical for a lecturer to require students to purchase an online learning kit where kit is used for course assessments? 2014-03-15T19:53:01.793

47 Is it unethical to accept extra time on exams when I still do well? 2014-04-16T20:58:27.800

47 As a male student, did I say something wrong to this female professor? 2017-09-25T04:32:35.063

46 Why don't all disciplines follow a double-blind review system? 2013-03-26T19:47:04.030

46 What to do if I am on a hiring committee and I am aware that a candidate has exhibited unethical behavior in his previous position? 2015-01-25T22:52:51.003

46 What are the ethical considerations when publishing a cheating technique? 2017-02-06T07:18:08.203

45 How to correct plagiarism in my own Master's thesis, years later? 2014-06-22T05:31:15.433

45 Referee made a mistake but recommended acceptance, what to do? 2017-01-11T13:40:06.443

45 As an undergrad, is it unethical to work in a field that I'm not interested in pursuing further in graduate school? 2017-06-18T16:42:09.190

44 How to respond to someone plagiarizing my work? 2013-07-15T20:46:51.753

44 Am I obligated to continue to work on a paper I contributed significantly to? 2016-08-30T04:03:04.977

43 Should an Editor in Chief publish in their own journal? 2013-05-18T10:06:05.727

43 What can academics and students do to reduce racism in academia? 2014-02-04T13:41:34.367

43 Is it ethical to publish homework? 2015-06-07T20:49:26.050

42 Ethics: Having students use my referral link for a product used in the classroom? 2015-12-29T20:00:03.317

41 Is it my responsibility to point out that a paper has been plagiarized from another researcher's blog? 2013-08-19T16:31:20.497

41 Is it ethical to give (paid) private tutorials for a student in a module I am TA'ing? 2015-11-15T12:34:12.980

41 Report blatant self-plagiarism to journal editor or PubPeer? 2016-02-28T13:56:30.720

41 I violated academic integrity unknowingly by sharing assignment resources with fellow student. What should I do? 2016-04-22T02:27:45.800