8 Jul 2011

Chemistry Ethics Discussion: Professor Americium and the Case of the Dreaded Kink

In-Class Activity

Submitted by Hilary Eppley, DePauw University

This collaboratively developed inorganic chemistry-based ethics case study has been designed for use with general science students (not necessarily chemistry or inorganic chemistry students).  It could be used as part of a research ethics training program for undergraduates or as a stand-alone research group meeting on ethics or class assignment on data integrity. In this particular case study two data points are suspected of being in error because of a student mistake in labeling samples.

Equipment needs: 

Chalkboard, room arranged appropriately for a discussion

Time Required: 
1 h discussion or could go even longer if you have time
Creative Commons License: 
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