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conflict of interest in corporate and government funding of sociological research

In your opinion, are there ethical concerns regarding conflict of interest in corporate and government funding of sociological research? Why or why not? Defend your view.

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First, I will answer the question from MY point of view. Then I will direct you to some resources that will help you find YOUR point of view. Your instructor has no interest in what I think. I also will leave it up to you to write 200 to 300 words in response to your instructor's questions. My goal is to guide you to helpful information.

First, there is great potential for conflict of interest with corporate or government funding of research. I think what you need to consider is the extent of the potential. No matter where you are or what kind of research you do, you will need funding. Whoever provides funding may have a broad and open interest in the subject of your ...

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This solution clearly articulates conflict of interest in corporate and government funding of sociological research.

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