This class examines research ethics. The purpose of the class is to acquire knowledge and skills for practising responsible research conduct. The class investigates cases in which research ethics matters by using an ethical decision-making method.
Students are expected to be able to: 1) explain what research ethics is; 2) explain what an ethical decision-making method is; and, 3) solve moral problems in research by using the ethical decision-making method.
ethics of science and technology, research ethics
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
lecture and group discussion
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||introduction||Be able to explain what research ethics is.|
|Class 2||Why does research ethics matter?||Read and summarise the introductory chapter of the textbook.|
|Class 3||ethical issues in research methods||Read and summarise Chapter 1 of the textbook|
|Class 4||ethical issues in planning and conducting research, and presenting research results||Read and summarise Chapter 2 of the textbook|
|Class 5||research misconduct||Read and summarise Chapter 3 of the textbook|
|Class 6||responsibility of supervisors and institutions||Read and summarise Chapter 4 of the textbook|
|Class 7||wrap up||Take 'THE LAB' the e-learning course.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Shunzo Majima, et al (eds.), *Jinbunnsyakaaikagakunotamenokenkyuurinrigaidobukku* (in Japanese), Keio University Press, 2015.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Editing Committee 'For the Sound Development of Science', *For the Sound Development of Science-The Attitude of a Conscientious Scientist-*, Maruzen, 2015.
Class attendance is the prerequisite for assessment. Assignments (60%) and term report (40%).