Why and how research ethics matters to you, yes YOU!

Singer, Janice and Vinson, Norman G (2001) Why and how research ethics matters to you, yes YOU! [Journal (Paginated)]

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Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Additional Information:This article discusses ethical issues arising in empirical studies of software engineering when those studies involve humans. For example, a study examining differences in software maintenance procedures from company to company would qualify as an empirical study of software engineering involving human subjects.
Keywords:ethics, empirical studies, software engineering, legal issues
Subjects:Computer Science > Statistical Models
Philosophy > Ethics
ID Code:3395
Deposited By: Vinson, Norman G.
Deposited On:06 Jul 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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