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Accountability in Philosophical Research
Accountability in Research (1995)
  • Michael Pritchard, Western Michigan University
This paper explores standards of accountability in philosophical research, particularly in relation to publication. The responsibility of researchers, editors, reviewers, and other scholars are discussed. Problems receiving special attention include: pressure to publish in order to obtain jobs, tenure, promotion, or merit pay; standards of quality; acknowledgement of the work of others; plagiarism; fabrication; distinguishing honest from careless misinterpretation; validation of empirical claims that underlie philosophical positions; and difficulties in detecting misconduct in philosophical research. The importance of self‐monitoring and moral character is stressed.
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Michael Pritchard. "Accountability in Philosophical Research" Accountability in Research Vol. 4 (1995) p. 91 - 102
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