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IISER Thiruvananthapuram Director: There’s more to it than meets the eye

In response to the Faulty IISER-Tvm Facebook post that I shared about the lack of action against Prof. V. Ramakrishnan, the Director of IISER Thiruvananthapuram, despite my article pointing out the… 508 more words


Research Ethics: Ethical review - an overview

Firstly, many thanks to Becky Case, Debbie Knight and Diane Hopkins for the interesting and informative Research Bites session on the Ethics approval process at Lancaster University. 489 more words

Research Bites

'Copy and paste' content spotted in IISER Thiruvananthapuram director's papers

Over 50 papers published between 1984 and 2014 by Prof. V. Ramakrishnan, formerly with the School of Physics, Madurai Kamaraj University and currently the Director of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Thiruvananthapuram have varying degrees of content taken verbatim from or have very close similarity with other previously published papers. 1,180 more words


More biobank ethics and law

Biobank and registry research comes with particular sets of legal and ethical issues. We explore some of them in our Biobank Perspectives newsletter.

In this issue, you can read about some of the challenges that arise when… 86 more words

In The Research Debate

Nothing meaningful is ever simple: The danger of dichotomizing variables

Quantitative research looks for mathematical relationships and statistically significant differences between neatly defined concepts, called variables.  It is often described as elegant, simple, and therefore definitive and scientific, and here’s where I’m going to start throwing down. 1,778 more words


Expert Judgment, Data, and Ethics: A Cautionary Tale

The experience of a former colleague illustrates that expert judgment is often better than statistical analysis based on bad or insufficient data. It also illustrates the lack of business ethics found in some research firms and the way young analysts can be pressured to do things they shouldn’t. 511 more words

Expert Judgment

Research integrity and the qualitative researcher

Kathryn Roulston

Trust is a crucial component of the enterprise of scientific research. That is because scholars trust others to

Conducting Qualitative Research