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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Using Statistics Ethically to Combat 'a Scientific Credibility Crisis'

Feb. 19, 2017 — Can statistics increase the value of science to ... read more

Codes of Ethics Cause Problems for Overseas Operations

Jan. 23, 2017 — Corporate codes of ethics can have reverse effects and mask anomalies or social evils in operations outsourced to low-wage countries, suggests a new ... read more

Media Coverage of Studies Needs More Independent Commentary

Dec. 19, 2016 — Media coverage of medical studies frequently includes comments from independent experts who lack expertise in the subject or who have undisclosed academic and financial conflicts of interest, ... read more

Legal and Ethical Factors That Affect NFL Players’ Health

Nov. 17, 2016 — A newly released on analysis performed over two years outlines key recommendations to improve structural, ethical and legal factors that affect the health of NFL ... read more

Attention, Bosses: Why Angry Employees Are Bad for Business

Nov. 14, 2016 — Angry employees are more likely to engage in unethical behavior, while employees who feel guilty are far less likely to act unethically, new research ... read more

Employees Can Get Away With Unethical Behavior When They Imitate Higher-Ups

Oct. 18, 2016 — If higher-ups in a company are getting away with unethical behavior, chances are other employees are too, according to a new ... read more

Single-Blind Vs Double-Blind Peer Review and Effect of Author Prestige

Sep. 27, 2016 — Scientists have examined if bias with single-blind peer review might be greatest in the setting of author or institutional prestige. The authors found that reviewers were more likely to recommend ... read more

National Education Reformers Target Local School Boards

Sep. 7, 2016 — Local school board elections increasingly are becoming a national political battleground, as millions of dollars in campaign cash pours in from out-of-state donors in the name of education reform, ... read more

Greater Efforts Are Needed to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation

Sep. 6, 2016 — The World Health Organization reports that more than 200 million girls and women currently have been subjected to female genital mutilation/cutting worldwide, and three million girls continue to be ... read more

Study Examines Financial Conflict of Interests Among NCCN Guideline Authors

Aug. 25, 2016 — A new study quantifies industry financial conflicts of interest (FCOIs) among authors of National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines, work that influences practice and defines drugs ... read more

Strong External Governance Makes Top Managers More Prone to Cheat

Aug. 22, 2016 — When top-level managers find governance mechanisms too coercive, they're more likely to commit fraud, according to a new paper by strategic management ... read more

Protecting Plain Tobacco Packaging Against Industry Influence

Aug. 22, 2016 — Canada's public consultation on plain packaging for tobacco requires strict guidelines to protect against interference by the tobacco industry, and media must also be wary, according to a new ... read more

Researchers Investigate Environmental Movements and Neoliberalism

Aug. 22, 2016 — Recent dynamics of global environmentalism, ranging from indigenous people's rights to the reliance on non-governmental organizations, have been marked by a resurgence in environmental movements ... read more

Climate Summaries 'for Grownups,' but Not Too Difficult for Policymakers

Aug. 5, 2016 — Offering a rare insider analysis of the climate assessment process, experts examined the writing and editing procedures by which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change creates summaries of ... read more

Top News Outlets See More Risks Than Benefits in Employees' Use of Social Media

July 12, 2016 — Researchers found in a new study that news organizations are more concerned about the current social media environment than excited about it at least when it comes to their ... read more

Over Two Thirds of Researchers Who've Never Peer Reviewed Would Like To, New Research Reveals

July 11, 2016 — Bringing together primary research on researchers’ motivations behind publishing in peer reviewed journals is the focus of newly published work. Why researchers take on peer review, and their ... read more

Industry-Academia Publication Agreements Include Limits on Publication of Trial Results

June 28, 2016 — Publication agreements constraining academic investigators' independence are common, and incompletely reported in publications, according to a new study. The study suggests that publication ... read more

Europe: Don't Adopt Australian Style Immigration System, Warn Ethicists

June 27, 2016 — European countries should not adopt Australia's immigration system, with its emphasis on deterrence, warn ethicists in a new ... read more

June 22, 2016 — Few might seek insights on Middle Eastern conflict or modern poverty in records of the Ottoman empire. Yet when an economist combed through centuries-old court documents, he made a surprising ... read more

Benefit of Organizational Misconduct: Others in Group May Work Harder, Study Says

May 19, 2016 — Misconduct within an organization is generally seen as a predicament at best, a catastrophe at worst. But a new study shows that such misconduct, or “deviance,” can prove beneficial by causing ... read more

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