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  • Kyndo
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    • I am a geek!!

    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
In uni, I did a fair amount of gruntwork for prof research papers.
I spent about 40 hours going through water sample slides IDing and counting diatoms.
I also spent a few days on a dinghy counting auks, gulls, and various other  waterfowl on their island colonies in the northern part of the Straight of Georgia.

The work was boring as all heck, but it was pretty exhilarating to be doing actual primary research. I even got my name (in very fine print) on the seagull article along with all the rest of the class who participated in it.


I doubt they can do that while studying in the US or the UK for their PhD. Getting students to do his research got a former president of Korea University ousted and has cost others as well.
If they don't supervise the research it's a problem. But it's not if they have a postgrad student type up their data or stuff they've collected and gather information. This is everywhere.

It's like law clerks writing opinions or Congressional interns writing laws. It's just how things work.


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  • Waygook Lord

    • 5234

    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
    • Seoul
In uni, I did a fair amount of gruntwork for prof research papers.
I spent about 40 hours going through water sample slides IDing and counting diatoms.
I also spent a few days on a dinghy counting auks, gulls, and various other  waterfowl on their island colonies in the northern part of the Straight of Georgia.

The work was boring as all heck, but it was pretty exhilarating to be doing actual primary research. I even got my name (in very fine print) on the seagull article along with all the rest of the class who participated in it.
The Korean professors weren't giving the students any credit, which I think is what got them into hot water.


  • Kyndo
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • I am a geek!!

    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
The Korean professors weren't giving the students any credit, which I think is what got them into hot water.
Yeah, that's pretty shady.
If you rope somebody in to help out, you better give them some kind of credit.

On a tangent, what are ethics involved in giving recompense rather than credit?


  • Mr C
  • The Legend

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    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
    • Seoul
Yeah, that's pretty shady.
If you rope somebody in to help out, you better give them some kind of credit.

On a tangent, what are ethics involved in giving recompense rather than credit?

Typically, compensation involves getting credit hours toward your advanced degree.


  • Kyndo
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • I am a geek!!

    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
No, I mean *compensation*. Not something we already paid for lol.

No, I kid. I basically bought my degree with my amazing ability to look through a microscope/binoculars and count things for hours on end.


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  • Waygook Lord

    • 5234

    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
    • Seoul
No, I mean *compensation*. Not something we already paid for lol.

No, I kid. I basically bought my degree with my amazing ability to look through a microscope/binoculars and count things for hours on end.
An admirable skill.