Chair of Leadership

New course for PhD Students

Professor Gerpott will teach the course "Research ethics, data handling and open science" in fall term 2019.

In the fall term 2019, Professor Gerpott will teach the course “Research ethics, data handling and open science” for PhD students.

In the recent past, questions about the integrity of research have been raised in public due to cases of plagiarism and the replication crisis. Therefore, more than ever, researchers have to ask themselves how to ensure their work to fulfill all ethical standards and classify as excellent research. The course will rely on classroom discussions, writing an ethics proposal as well as short case studies in teams to prepare PhD students for their role in a modern-day academic environment.

Are you interested in this topic? Feel free to check out the reading list below or contact us at fabiola.gerpott(at)

  • Bhattacharjee, Y. (2013). The Mind of a Con Man. The New York Times
  • Dominus, S. (2017). When the revolution came for Amy Cuddy. The New York Times
  • Academy of Management (2019). Ethics Video Series
  • Fanelli, D, (2009). How many scientists fabricate and falsify research? A systematic review and meta-analysis of survey data. Plos One, 4: 5, e5738. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005738
  • Kacmar, M. K. (2009). An Ethical Quiz. Academy of Management Journal, 52, 432-434. Doi: 10.5465/AMJ.2009.41330319
  • Kerr, N. L. (1998). HARKing: hypothesizing after the results are known. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 2(3): 196-217. Doi: 10.1207/s15327957pspr0203_4
  • Martin, BR, (2013). Whither research integrity? Plagiarism, self-plagiarism and coercive citation in an age of research assessment. Research Policy, 42, 1005-1014. Doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2013.03.011
  • Macfarlane, B. (2010). Researching with integrity: The ethics of academic enquiry. New York: Routledge
  • Murphy, K. R. & Aguinis, H. J (2019). HARKing: How badly can cherry-picking and question trolling produce bias in published results? Business Psychology, 34. DOI: 10.1007/s10869-017-9524-7
  • Open Science Collaboration (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349: 6251, aac4716. Doi: 10.1126/science.aac4716
  • Office of Research Integrity (2019). The Lab. Interactive Movie on Research Misconduct