Journal of Information Ethics

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 1, 2016

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"Forensic Pseudoscience"Michael Shermer, Scientific American (September 2015), p. 95Shermer castigates forensic applications (DNA, fingerprints, serology, and many others), especially in criminal investigations, for their inaccurate conclusions. We must...
Citizenship and Agency under Neoliberal Global Consumerism: A Search for Informed Democratic Practices/Response to Buschman
AbstractThis article situates the ethics of information professionals within its contemporary public and political settings. An information ethics so contextualized can help promote the kinds of democratic and global citizenships that are the basis of...
Democracy's Double- Edged Sword: How Internet Use Changes Citizens' Views of Their Government
Democracy's Double-edged Sword: How Internet Use Changes Citizens' Views of Their Government Catie Snow Ballard. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. 162 pp. $34.95.A well informed citizenry is considered a key component for democratic governance....
Ethics in the Cultural and Educational Industries
The Politics of NudgingThe year 2008 may very well have been the year of the nudge, to judge from the title of a controversial book about the seemingly esoteric topic of behavioral economics.i Synthesizing results from decades of research in psychology,...
Exploring Information Ethics: A Metadata Analytics Approach
Information ethics is a subject area that has recently attracted substantial attention from various domains and disciplines. Researchers and scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds have discussed this topic. The International Review of Information...
Faking Science: A True Story of Academic Fraud
Faking Science: A True Story of Academic Fraud Diederik Stapel. Tr. Nicholas J.L. Brown. 2014. 216 pp. free. (The English translation is available only online; the original Dutch version, Ontsporing, was published in 20i2.) https://errorstatistics. files.wordpress.com/...
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To the editor:Juris Dilevko generously alludes to my career-long advocacy of providing ample and accurate subject headings in the bibliographic records for library materials ("Politics of Trigger Warnings," Fall 20i5). He might also have mentioned a...
Guest Editorial: Information Ethics and Global Citizenship
In the spring of 20i4, scholars from around the world gathered at the University of Alberta, Canada, to dig deeply into the intersection of theories and practices of global citizenship and information ethics. These are two concepts that are not often...
Integrating Ethical Guidelines and Situated Ethics for Researching Social-Media-Based Interactions: Lessons from a Virtual Ethnographic Case Study with Chinese Youth
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)In the Internet age, social and educational research prompt a range of ethical considerations, especially in relation to children, youth, and other vulnerable groups. Young people are increasingly using...
Legal Formulations of a Human Right to Information: Defining a Global Consensus
There is a growing body of law across the globe that seeks to define a right to information. Any study of such laws quickly reveals a great diversity of defi- nitions for both the type of information covered and the nature of the right. Access to various...
Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans
Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans Simon Head. New York: Basic Books, 2014. 230 pp. $26.99Some young girls [at Foxconn] did not know how to deal with this kind of abuse and they just took it all inside themselves. ... At some point...
Narrative Identity and Flourishing within the Information Professions
One of the longest persisting lines of inquiry in classical ethical thought is what kind of life should a person live? Of the fundamental questions in philosophy, it seems to be among the most intimate and the most essentially human, expressing the fundamental...
On Dark Continents and Digital Divides: Information Inequality and the Reproduction of Racial Otherness in Library and Information Studies/Response to Hudson
AbstractThis article presents a critical race analysis of Library and Information Studies (LIS) writing on global information inequality, that body of literature focused on the connection between global suffering and disparities in information access...
Peer Review, Open Access, and Other Publishing Scams
Peer review is a controlling system that has been operative in the hard sciences for a very long time. Scholars in other disciplines in both the social sciences (psychology and everything else) and the humanities (art history and everything else as well)...
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Research Fraud in Science: What Is Going On?We hear more and more about research fraud and distortion. What is going on? Is research fraud really on the rise or do we just hear more about it now? And why would scientists engage in fraud in their research?There...
Reading the Comments: Likers, Haters, and Manipulators at the Bottom of the Web
Reading the Comments: Likers, Haters, and Manipulators at the Bottom of the Web Joseph M. Reagle, Jr. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 20i5. 228 pp. $27.95. ISBN: 978-0262-02893-6.Comment and the New Normal"I only got five 'likes' in the last ten minutes. Do...
The Consequences of a Liberal Monoscape: A Review Essay
The Consequences of a Liberal Monoscape: A Review Essay Tim Groseclose. Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind. New York: St. Martin's Press, 20ii. 292 pages. Hardcover. ISBN: 978-0-3i2-55593-i.Neil Gross. Why Are Professors Liberal...
The Myth of Mirror Neurons: The Real Neuroscience of Communication and Cognition
The Myth of Mirror Neurons: The Real Neuroscience of Communication and Cognition Gregory Hickok. New York: Norton, 2014. 292 pp. $26.95Gregory Hickok, a professor of cognitive science, provides The New York Times with op-ed pieces debunking myths of...
The Social Contract and Big Data/Response to Unsworth
AbstractBig data is a catch term for the massive amount of data collected continually through individual interaction with ubiquitous technology and the multitude of processes and procedures running in the background to support and record today's society....
The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science
The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science Will Storr. New York: Overlook Press, 2014. 355pp. $27.95The Unpersuadables is a Plimptonesque tour d'horizon of contemporary gullibility and those who take advantage of it, as well as glimpses...
Web Briefs
Globethics.nethttp:// www. globethics. net/Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Globethics.net is a non- profit global network of persons and institutions interested in various fields of applied ethics. It offers access to a large number of resources,...
Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age
Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age Thomas Leitch, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 20i4. i64 pp. $29.95. ISBN 978-i-42i4-i53-2Developments in computer technology have had a profound effect on publishing...
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