Ethics

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TEACHING ETHICS THROUGHOUT THE CURRICULUM

Case 84. Reviewing the Work of Students

Situation

Tom Slotz is the editor of a peer-reviewed sociology journal. He receives a manuscript in the area of culture and race relations. He sends this manuscript out to a very well-known sociologist in this area. The review is returned in three weeks with a note to Tom saying: "Well, of course I like this work. The author is my student and I oversaw the dissertation on which this is based. However, I feel perfectly able to judge its flaws and strengths." 

Questions

  1. Was it unethical for the dissertation advisor to review this piece for Tom?
  2. What are Tom's options in this case?
    3.    How might the dissertation advisor have proceeded in this case?

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