Ethics in Science

  • Robert L. Shewfelt


Most of us know right from wrong. Ethical practice is basically doing what is right and avoiding the temptation to resort to shortcuts, lies, cheating, and fraud. I write this chapter in trepidation fearing that rather than providing guidelines for appropriate behavior I may be providing temptation for bad behavior. As scientists we like to believe that we have higher standards than politicians. To be able to claim a higher calling we must not only practice ethics, but we must also be vigilant in holding colleagues and organizations to the same standard.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Shewfelt
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  1. 1.Department of Food Science & Technology Food Process Research & Development LaboratoryUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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