A Question of Motives for Funding Research
Author(s): Woody Gaines, Ph.D.
Tests to study the distribution of a parasitic disorder in an illiterate, non-European immigrant population is called for by a state's Governor for reasons which may be allied with her recent political campaign against immigrants. (The campaign characterized immigrants as a source of disease in the state.) The state offers funding to your research group.
How, if at all, does the possible political motive influence your decision about whether to undertake the research and under what conditions?
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"A Question of Motives for Funding Research"
Online Ethics Center for Engineering
National Academy of Engineering
Accessed: Saturday, May 18, 2013