Engineering Ethics in Practice and Research, Cross Impact Analysis, and Engineering Practice in an International Setting.
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Diederik Stapel fabricated research data and published more than ten refereed journal articles using fabricated research data, figures were misrepresented, and his research methods were not implemented as described. Almost all the work of South Korean stem-cell researcher Hwang Woo Suk was discovered to be fraudulent. Harvard evolutionary biologist Marc Houser was discovered to have fabricated data in several of his journal papers.
Unfortunately, examples of research misconduct are becoming more common and visible. When well published researchers have their papers retracted by refereed journals the negative impact is very difficult to repair. Other researchers who reference or use the fraudulent data and conclusions suffer lasting damage. Subsequent published research that is based on fraudulent data from earlier papers can span decades and involve hundreds of papers. The number of derivative papers involved can grow exponentially. While these derivative papers are not fundamentally fraudulent, their data and conclusions are to varying degrees negatively impacted. The derivative papers are rarely, if ever, withdrawn or revised after publication. Users of derivative papers have no obvious way of knowing they referenced fraudulent papers several generations removed.
This raises an ethical dilemma regarding what to do about the derivative papers.
Critical Thinking Essay Question:
Using Cross Impact concepts, what would be your approach to resolving the ethical dilemma of what to do about derivative papers? 500 words should be adequate.
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