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code of ethics

Definition of Code of Ethics

(noun) In academic scholarship, a set of principles, responsibilities, and standards followed to assure ethical research and professional conduct.

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Syllabification: code of eth·ics

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /kOHd uhv Eth-iks/
  • British English – /kOHd UHv E-thiks/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /koʊd əv ˈɛθɪks/
  • British English – /kəʊd əv ˈɛθɪks/

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Works Consulted

Ferris, Kerry, and Jill Stein. 2010. The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology. 2nd ed. New York: Norton.

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

Hughes, Michael, and Carolyn J. Kroehler. 2011. Sociology: The Core. 10th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Schaefer, Richard. 2013. Sociology: A Brief Introduction. 10th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Stewart, Paul, and Johan Zaaiman, eds. 2015. Sociology: A Concise South African Introduction. Cape Town: Juta.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Code of Ethics

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “code of ethics.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 24, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/code-of-ethics/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

code of ethics. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/code-of-ethics/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “code of ethics.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 24, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/code-of-ethics/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“code of ethics.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 24 May. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/code-of-ethics/>.