As a researcher, you should consult more senior colleagues around, either at your own institution or others, who should be happy to help you.
After all, it is in everyone’s interests to promote research ethics, and support the integrity and reputation of research.
Using 94 published empirical articles in academic journals as a data base, this paper provides a critical review of the methodology employed in the study of ethical beliefs and behavior of organizational members.
The review revealed that full methodological detail was provided in less than one half of the articles.
From its inception the Journal has aimed to improve the human condition by providing a public forum for discussion and debate about ethical issues related to business.
The style and level of dialogue involve all who are interested in business ethics - the business community, universities, government agencies and consumer groups.Her research interests include organizational commitment, media coverage of whitecollar and corporate crime, and ethical issues in management.Her publications have appeared in such journals as Social Science Quarterly. Gibson is a doctoral student in accounting in the Department of Accounting and Business Law at Washington State University.Most people learn ethical norms at home, at school, in church, or in other social settings.Although most people acquire their sense of right and wrong during childhood, moral development occurs throughout life and human beings pass through different stages of growth as they mature.Further, the majority of empirical research articles expressed no concern for the reliability or validity of measures, were characterized by low response rates, used convenience samples, and did not offer a theoretic framework, hypotheses, or a definition of ethics.Several recommendations, including a reviewer rating form addressing methodological decisions and inclusion of methodologists on the review panel, are offered to improve methodological rigor in published ethics research. Randall is an Associate Professor in Management and Systems at Washington State University.This page explains more about research ethics, and how you can ensure that your research is compliant.When most people think of research ethics, they think about issues that arise when research involves human or animal subjects. This is required to scrutinise all research proposals, to ensure that they do not raise any ethical issues.Please note, we are currently updating the 2018 Journal Metrics.The Journal of Business Ethics publishes only original articles from a wide variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives concerning ethical issues related to business that bring something new or unique to the discourse in their field.