CASE 1 Tinder and Travel
Tinder and Travel: A study of the ‘messiness’ of social media research and how ethical decisions have to be taken spontaneously.
CASE 2 Salter’s duck
Salter’s duck: a UK engineering wave power project that suffered from political biases in the early days of alternative technologies having to compete with nuclear power.
CASE 3 Urban Exploration and criminal trespass
Urban Exploration and criminal trespass: a specific illustration of challenging forms ethnography – a ‘study’ of place hacking which entails lawbreaking.
CASE 4 Discovery of high Tc superconductivity
Discovery of high Tc superconductivity: a study of innovations in physics – the race for superconductivity – that raised issues of plagiarism, data manipulation, scientific fraud, questionable research practices and sloppy science, efforts to manipulate researchers by policy makers (based on arguments of national security) and manipulation of researchers by research administrators (based on arguments of economic benefits).
CASE 5 Informed Consent-converted
Informed Consent: a professor using students for research [a hypothetical stimulus case study – useful for training.]
CASE 6 Use of research results-converted
Anticipating the potential for misuse of research results: applying advanced machine learning to publicly available social media [a hypothetical stimulus case study – useful for training.]
CASE 7 Potential misuse-converted
Emerging potential ‘dual use’: possible military applications of research findings in a physics project which arise towards the end of the study [a hypothetical stimulus case study – useful for training.]