Category: Research

What is academic plagiarism?

In the academic world, academic plagiarism is the act of using someone’s work and presenting it as your ones own. Plagiarism can either be deliberate or accidental. Sometimes merely leaving out a footnote in a research paper could amount to…

Scientific falsification -falsifying evidence in a research

Scientific falsification has been around in the scientific community since the inception of the idea of scientific experimentation. This article is about the falsified evidence. For the act of disproving a proposition, hypothesis, or theory, scientific falsifiability (the inherent testability…

Research regulations and the Helsinki declaration

Research Regulations are a code of ethics that governs how research should be conducted. Research is conducted across many disciplines. It is used to define public policy, treatment protocol even for marketing products. Research uses different populations and species to…

Advantages and disadvantages of stem cell research

The debate of the pros and cons of stem cell research clearly illustrate the difficult ethics evaluations researchers sometimes must do. All scientists must consider whether the positive effects from their research are likely to be significantly higher than the…

Privacy in Research

Confidentiality Privacy in research refers to the confidentiality afforded to participants in the research. Why is Confidentiality Important in Research? Science depends on research participants to volunteer information regarding individual beliefs and actions on a host of topics. A participant…

Tuskegee Syphilis Study (1932-72)

1932-72 The Tuskegee Syphilis Study was initiated because known treatments for syphilis, in 1932, had shown little demonstrated effect, in addition to being toxic and dangerous. The dependent variable in the Tuskegee Experiment (the knowledge researchers wanted), was whether persons…

Informed Consent Policy

As shown by the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, the Stanford Prison Experiment and the Milgram Experiment, an informed consent policy is an essential part of any scientific research. All three of these studies broke the rules in different ways. In the…

Deception and research

Ethics is one of the most crucial areas of research, with deception and research increasingly becoming a crucial area of discussion between psychologists, philosophers and ethical groups. There is no doubt that, for many psychological and sociological experiments, the less…

List of Online Citation Generators

You have just started working as an online freelance writer in Kenya and you find it hectic to make references from scratch. I have been there. In this post I will share some of the online citation generators that you…

How to Write a Speech

Many scenarios in life may necessitate one to make a speech, whether a formal or informal event. Some of the occasions you may be required to write a speech are: a graduation, promotion, wedding, retirement party, a birthday, an anniversary,…