Scientific Research: Ethics for Best Available Science (OCEAN 506 A)

OCEAN 506 A 17537

1 credits

Instructor(s):

Location: 123 Marine Sciences Building

Schedule: W 1:30-3:20

Department: Oceanography

Quarter: Winter

Instructor: Arthur Nowell

The course will cover what are the responsibilities of scientists: what is ethical behavior and what is bias: what makes a study “good science” not “junk science”: what are the moral and ethical issues faced in performing research: and we will pose the question: is it dishonest to tweak models and filter input/output: together we will develop professional ethics and understand conflict of interest.

Course offered Credit/No Credit.

Format will be short talk, extensive discussion, argument and resolution.

For more information, please view the course description flyer: http://uwpcc.washington.edu/documents/PCC/ethicscoursedescription2013.pdf