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The Method Section: Ethics in Research and Captivity

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The Method Section: Ethics in Science

00:00 – Intro

01:20 – Stuff you can do now

04:20 – Ethics in Research

07:48 – Bateson’s Cube

12:02 – Animals in Captivity

17:27 – Welfare of captive dolphins

22:59 – Benefits of captive studies

25:59 – Ending and Outro

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This week on The Method Section, Tom takes a look at ethics in the research environment. Have you ever wondered what ethics process each scientist goes through when applying to conduct an experiment? Or how the ethics board decides which experiments are ethically valid? More than this Tom dives head first into the heated topic of using captive animals in experiments with a heavy focus on captive dolphins. Are they too smart for captivity or is there some benefit to using them in experiments? Music by: Joakim Karud –

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Hello! I am a graduate marine biologist heading into a specialization of marine mammals! Here at Conduct Science, I am the lead of Team Kilo, we produce articles and The Conduct Science Podcast hosted by myself and Mitch. Come listen to us talk about a whole variety of topics, new episodes every Thursday! I also host an interview series called Under the Microscope where I talk to scientists from around the world in many different fields about their experience, work, and methodologies. And as if that wasn’t enough content every Friday I release a short-form podcast called The Method Section, which is aimed at scientists old and new looking at the community, methodologies, and many other topical and interesting science news!

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