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BIO 3800: Biological Research

Ethics in Research

Remember your calling! Christ calls each of us to Love God Wholly and Our Neighbors Radically (Matt 22:37-40 & Matt 28:16-20). It is through this commandment and commission that we maintain vocational distinction with integrity and purpose.  Your research and writing are no different. In research, just as in your studies, you will feel the pressure to cut corners, exaggerate the truth, or simply not put forward the due diligence a project requires.  It is in these moments that we are at greatest risk. For it is Satan who seeks to devour us like a hungry lion, to twist our sin nature for his purpose and our destruction (1 Peter 5:8).  Your academic success and scholarly impact rely upon your effort to maintain academic integrity with accuracy, reliability and appropriate attribution in all your work. 

Code of Conduct for Authors

Avoiding Logical Fallacies in Academic Writing

All too often we make hasty conclusions without giving due consideration to the argument that we are trying to make.  "A Logical Fallacy is an error in reasoning that will undermine the logic of your argument."  - Purdue University Online Wrting Lab, Logical Fallacies.

Here are a few resources to help you avoid making these common mistakes in your academic writing.