AK2017 Introduction to Research Ethics 3.0 credits
Introduktionskurs i forskningsetik
Introductory course in research ethics.
This is an introductory course in research ethics. The course covers the major research ethical problems and concepts, such as autonomy and informed consent, scientific fraud and misconduct, the researcher’s responsibility for the consequences of her research, the relevance of ethical theories to research ethics. Researchethical declarations such as the declaration of Helsinki will be introducedand discussed.
After completing this course, the student should be able to identify and describe common research ethical problems, and analyze the problems taking relevant empirical factors into account. Moreover, the student should be able to suggest possible solutions to the problems and to justify the chosen solution by means of basic ethical principles. The course has two specializations, namely for students from 1) the natural sciences and engineering, and 2) the social sciences and humanities. Students choose their specialization in consultation with the teacher at the beginning of the course.
Preliminary, the course consists of 6 lectures/seminars. It is taught in English.