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General information:
Name:
Ethics in research and scientific work
Course of study:
2019/2020
Code:
ZSDA-3-1014-s
Faculty of:
Szkoła Doktorska AGH
Study level:
Third-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Szkoła Doktorska AGH
Semester:
1
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
prof. dr hab. inż. Koleżyński Andrzej (kolezyn@agh.edu.pl)
Dyscypliny:
Moduł multidyscyplinarny
Module summary

The course, intended for Ph.D. students, will be devoted to the main ethical issues faced by every person involved actively in scientific research.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence: is able to
M_K001 The students will gain tools and skills that will increase their ability to contribute to the ongoing debate and development of research ethics and professional conduct. SDA3A_K03 Participation in a discussion,
Essay,
Activity during classes
Skills: he can
M_U001 Student can analyze practical ethical problems he/she is facing when conducting scientific work. SDA3A_U01, SDA3A_U07 Participation in a discussion,
Essay,
Activity during classes
M_U002 Student can correctly identify ethical risks in research and to apply ethical constructs to individual research projects. SDA3A_U01, SDA3A_U07 Participation in a discussion,
Essay,
Activity during classes
Knowledge: he knows and understands
M_W001 Student has basic knowledge of fundamental ethical issues related to scientific research. SDA3A_W06 Participation in a discussion,
Essay,
Activity during classes
Number of hours for each form of classes:
Sum (hours)
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
10 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
Social competence
M_K001 The students will gain tools and skills that will increase their ability to contribute to the ongoing debate and development of research ethics and professional conduct. + - - - - + - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 Student can analyze practical ethical problems he/she is facing when conducting scientific work. + - - - - + - - - - -
M_U002 Student can correctly identify ethical risks in research and to apply ethical constructs to individual research projects. + - - - - + - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student has basic knowledge of fundamental ethical issues related to scientific research. + - - - - + - - - - -
Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 30 h
Module ECTS credits 1 ECTS
Udział w zajęciach dydaktycznych/praktyka 10 h
Preparation for classes 5 h
przygotowanie projektu, prezentacji, pracy pisemnej, sprawozdania 5 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 10 h
Module content
Lectures (5h):
Lectures

This short course will be a survey of the main ethical issues in research and scientific work. Main issues to be covered include bias, fraud, plagiarism, conflicts of interest, fabrication and falsification of research results, mentor and trainee responsibilities, informed consent, collaborative research and attribution of authorship and adequacy of peer review publication processes.

Seminar classes (5h):
Seminars

Students will critically analyze research ethics topics and case studies and learn how to manage and evaluate a research project (from design to publication), from an ethical standpoint.

Additional information
Teaching methods and techniques:
  • Lectures: Lectures in a form of multimedia presentations.
  • Seminar classes: A discussion on selected topics from reading assignments during classes.
Warunki i sposób zaliczenia poszczególnych form zajęć, w tym zasady zaliczeń poprawkowych, a także warunki dopuszczenia do egzaminu:

At least 80% attendance rate is required for passing grade. Each student is required to write a final essay at the end of the class, the grade of which will constitute an essential part of the final grade.

Participation rules in classes:
  • Lectures:
    – Attendance is mandatory: Yes
    – Participation rules in classes: Class attendance is obligatory.
  • Seminar classes:
    – Attendance is mandatory: Yes
    – Participation rules in classes: Class attendance is obligatory.
Method of calculating the final grade:

The basis for the passing grade will be active participation and a short written essay, in which the course participant analyzes a research ethical problem related to his/her own research project/field of research.
The final grade is calculated as a weighted average of partial grades: activity during classes (20%), attendance (10%) and the final essay (70%).

Sposób i tryb wyrównywania zaległości powstałych wskutek nieobecności studenta na zajęciach:

Write an extra essay on a given topic.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

None

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

1. David Koepsell, Scientific Integrity and Research Ethics. An Approach from the Ethos of Science, SpringerBriefs in Ethics, Springer, 2017
2. Stewart, C. Neal Jr., Research ethics for scientists: a companion for student, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
3. Oliver, Paul, The student’s guide to research ethics, Open University Press, 2003.
4. Caroline Whitbeck, Ethics in Engineering Practice and Research, Second edition, Cambridge University Press, 2011.
5. The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, 2017, https://allea.org/code-of-conduct/
6. Peter Pruzan, Research Methodology. The Aims, Practices and Ethics of Science. Chapter 10: Ethics and Responsibility in Scientific Research, Springer International Publishing 2016

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

Additional scientific publications not specified

Additional information:

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