The case(s) relating to the class session topic will be distributed the week before class. The first half of the class time will be a lecture presentation of relevant materials and the last half will be a discussion of the case(s) with emphasis on student-driven analysis. Class members are expected to be prepared to discuss the case(s). (see "Instructions for Case Discussions")
Pass/Fail grades will be determined by the instructors based on attendance, preparation of three written assignments, preparation for case discussions, and participation in case discussions.
Macrina, Francis L. Scientific Integrity: An Introductory Text with Cases.
The goal of case discussions is not to decide on right and wrong. Rather, the purpose is to:
Most cases are complex, and the resolution may not be clear.
To prepare for each case study, read the case before class and prepare a one-page summary identifying:
Also think about:
Note that each case may contain more than one issue. You should try to evaluate all issues in a case.
The one-page summary will be collected at the end of class.
Bebeau, M. J.& "Developing a Well-reasoned Response to a Moral Problem in Scientific Research Ethics." In Teaching Research Ethics: A Workshop at Indiana University. May, 1995.