The “Gray Zone” of Academic Ethics: Results and Reactions

by Guest November 25, 2013

This is a guest post by Caitlin Casey (IfA, Hawaii) and Kartik Sheth (NRAO) who recently hosted a “Diversity and Ethics” Seminar at the Aspen Center for Physics.  This post is a follow-up to their Ethics and Diversity Poll. Thanks to all astronomers who filled out the “Ethics and Diversity” poll back in September.  We hope it was an […]


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Scientists’ 10 Commandments

by Kelle October 1, 2010

Scientist 10 Commandments (arXiv:1009.4891) These sound pretty good. But I think there should be something in here about keeping a good lab notebook or record keeping. (via Supernova Condensate.) SCIENTIST 10 COMMANDMENTS Go to your laboratory or your instrument without any pre-conceived ideas. Just register what you saw faithfully. Report promptly and scientifically. Check your […]

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Links: Combat Impostor Syndrome by Thinking Like a Creator Instead of a Sponge, Repercussions of Misrepresenting Results, To-Do Lists, and More.

by Kelle July 2, 2010

Photo by Chris Gierszewski Too Much Self-Doubt? Try Thinking Like a Creator | ProfHacker “Think like a creator, not like a sponge. Most of us were trained to be very good sponges: we can soak up information and absorb it so that it feels like its our own. But focusing on all that you don’t […]


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