Course description

Core Issues in Research Ethics


The purpose of the course is to enhance the doctoral students’ knowledge and awareness about ethical issues they can encounter in research. It is a cased-based course, where the students get opportunities to reflect on concrete ethical challenges they are likely to meet as researchers.

Learning outcome knowledge

The students will become familiar with the basic concepts of research ethics: Informed consent, responsible data collection and analysis, individual authorship and co-authorship, norms of collaboration, conflicts of interest, and role conflicts. From moral psychology they will gain knowledge about possible sources of research misbehavior, such as cheating, freeriding, plagiarism, and p-hacking.

Exam organisation

  • Class participation: 100%