This practical book guides the reader through the potentially problematic areas of academic ethics. Recognizing the political and legal, as well as moral, dimensions of ethical questions, the authors offer strategies to help deal with many of the ethical dilemmas that may arise during an academic career.
PART ONE: WHEN ETHICS, POLITICS, AND THE LAW COLLIDE
Why You Should Care about Ethical Dilemmas
The Overlap of Ethics, University Politics, and the Law
PART TWO: WHAT ARE ETHICAL VIOLATIONS?
Faking, Lying, and Taking Credit
Fudging Research and Related Scholarly Sins
Dealing with Fuzzy Ethical Issues
PART THREE: HOW TO STOP ETHICAL VIOLATIONS
Choosing a Strategy for Coping with Unethical Colleagues
When Informal Strategies Do Not Work