n South African Computer Journal - The ethical researcher : festschrift : dedicated to Derrick Kourie
|Article Title||The ethical researcher : festschrift : dedicated to Derrick Kourie|
|© Publisher:||South African Computer Society (SAICSIT)|
|Journal||South African Computer Journal|
|Publication Date||Dec 2008|
|Pages||38 - 42|
|Keyword(s)||Duty, Ethics of Information Technology, Ethics of Science and Immanuel Kant|
The purpose of this paper is to highlight certain shortcomings in the way many researchers in ICT undertake their research. The approach taken is based on ethics - specifically, deontological ethics. Using this as a basis, it is argued that many researchers behave unethically, and it is shown what it means to be an ethical researcher. The paper aims to make a contribution to the field of ICT research by sensitising researchers about the shortcomings in their approach to research.
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