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Viewpoint: beasts of the field? ethics in agricultural and applied economics

Author: Leigh Josephson, A.
Author: Michler, J.D.
Year: 2018
Abstract: Ongoing changes to research practices and recent media attention to agricultural and applied economics have raised new ethical problems, but also created opportunities for new solutions. In this paper, we discuss ethical issues facing the profession and propose potential ways in which the field can address these issues. We divide our discussion into two topics. First are ethical issues that arise during the collection, management and analysis of data. Second are ethical issues faced by researchers as they formulate, fund, and disseminate their research. We pay special attention to issues of data dredging or p-hacking and potential ethical issues arising from interaction with the media.
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Language: English
Publisher: Elsevier
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Type: Article
Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Pages: 1-11
Volume: 79
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2018.08.001
Keywords: Scientific Misconduct
Keywords: Research Practice
Keywords: Research Misconduct
Keywords: Role of Economists
Agrovoc: ETHICS
Journal: Food Policy

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    Including topics such as farming systems, markets, impact & targeting, innovations, and GIS

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