This class examines responsible conduct of research (research ethics), which is required for research of science and technology. Specifically, the class focuses on responsible planning and conducting research, and presenting research results, as well as professional ethics of researchers. The purpose of the class is to understand research ethics in order to conduct responsible research conduct on science and technology.
Students are expected to be able to explain 1) what responsible conduct of research is; 2) what responsible planning and conducting research, and presenting research results are; and, 3) what professional ethics of researchers is.
responsible conduct of research, ethics, 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||What Is a Responsible Research Activity?||Read and summarise Section I of the textbook.|
|Class 3||Planning Research||Read and summarise Section II of the textbook.|
|Class 4||Conducting Research||Read and summarise Section III of the textbook.|
|Class 5||Presenting Research Results||Read and summarise Section IV of the textbook.|
|Class 6||Professional Ethics for Researchers||Read and summarise Section VIII of the textbook.|
|Class 7||wrap up||Take e-Learning Course on Research Ethics (eL-CoRE) provided by JSPS.|
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.
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.
Shunzo Majima, *Jinbun Syakaikagaku no tame no Kenkyuurinri Guidebook* (Keio University Press, 2015).
Class attendance is the prerequisite for assessment. Assignments (60%) and term report (40%).