I am just beginning my study in research ethics as a mathematician. I have been asked to write a paper on the following:
Discuss 2-3 research ethical cases (real or hypothetical), where something can be obtained from the course literature, but at least 1 should be a separate example relevant to your topic. Explain both the internal and external aspects and how they relate to your cases. (Sorry for grammar, it’s translated from swedish).
Being a mathematician, I found it hard to find too many ethical cases in my field, but one interesting topic that came up was that on illegal numbers. I will also be using another ethics issue about altering children’s genomes, as I find this particularly interesting.
My question is, I really do not understand “internal and external” aspects to ethics, and when I google to try to read more, nothing comes up. Can someone please help point me in the right direction. I need to learn about these concepts and to see how to apply them to my particular cases.
I really appreciate the help!