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Ethics in Statistics: Opportunities and Challenges

 

Editor

Dr Hassan Doosti, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Macquarie University. Sydney, Australia.

Description

Data plays a vital role in different parts of our lives. In  the world of big data, and policy determined by a variety of statistical artifacts, discussions around the ethics of data gathering, manipulation and presentation are increasingly important. This book aims to make a significant contribution to that debate.

The processes of gathering data through sampling, summarising of the findings, and extending results to a population, need to be checked via an ethical prospective, as well as a statistical one.

Statistical learning without ethics can be harmful for mankind.

In this edited book, we invite all experts in the field of data science, data analytics and statistics to share their thoughts about the role of ethics in different aspects of statistical learning. Topics might include ethics in statistical consultations, data preparation, estimation, testing of hypothesis and forecasting, statistical learning, forecasting.

Chapter Guidelines

A Chapter will normally be between 3000 and 6000 words, but these are not strict word limits, and can be discussed with the Editor. They should be written in English, and presented to the Editor complete and free of spelling and grammar errors. Please see our Manuscript Submission Guidelines for more information.

Chapter Authors will be asked to sign a simple Contributor Agreement, and to warrant that a Chapter does not infringe any copyright or other rights, and that the Author holds the rights to publish the work.

Contact

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Climate Change Ethics

 

Editor

Dr Alex Hope, Co-Chair of the United Nations PRME Climate and Environment Working Group, and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Faculty of Business and Law, Deputy Dean Newcastle Business School, and Associate Professor of Business Ethics, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

Description

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) agency recorded July 2021 as globally the hottest month ever recorded on earth. Wildfires raged in many parts of the world, and temperature records were broken, not by fractions of degrees, but by several degrees, in some places.

Climate Change Ethics invites contributions on the ethics of climate change, covering issues such as:

  • Climate change mitigation vs climate change control
  • The role of activists and activist groups such as Extinction Rebellion
  • Climate Change, literature, and popular culture
  • The rights and responsibilities of individuals, organizations, and governments
  • How should fossil fuel companies behave?
  • The purpose and effects of international accords, treaties, and events such as the Conference of the Parties, COP
  • ‘Climate Denial’
  • Economic issues and climate issues

Chapter Guidelines

A Chapter will normally be between 3000 and 6000 words, but these are not strict word limits, and can be discussed with the Editor. They should be written in English, and presented to the Editor complete and free of spelling and grammar errors. Please see our Manuscript Submission Guidelines for more information. 

Chapter Authors will be asked to sign a simple Contributor Agreement, and to warrant that a Chapter does not infringe any copyright or other rights, and that the Author holds the rights to publish the work.

Contact

To discuss or submit a Chapter for consideration in Climate Change Ethics, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

The Technology and Artificial Intelligence Collection

 

Editor

To be Confirmed

Description

I.J. ‘Jack’ Good, the British mathematician and cryptographer, famously wrote: “the first ultra-intelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make, provided that the machine is docile enough to tell us how to keep it under control”. 

This was in 1965. Today, Good’s ‘Last Invention’ seems much closer. This collection invites contributions which discuss ethical issues around technology and AI, including ‘deep learning’; risk management; technology in organizations; technology in society; surveillance; big data; cyber-warfare; and practical advice for regulators, developers, engineers and scientists.

Chapter Guidelines

A Chapter will normally be between 3000 and 6000 words, but these are not strict word limits, and can be discussed with the Editor. They should be written in English, and presented to the Editor complete and free of spelling and grammar errors. Please see our Manuscript Submission Guidelines for more information.

Chapter Authors will be asked to sign a simple Contributor Agreement, and to warrant that a Chapter does not infringe any copyright or other rights, and that the Author holds the rights to publish the work.

Contact

To discuss or submit a Chapter for consideration in The Technology and Artificial Intelligence Collection, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

The Responsible Business Collection

 

Editor

To be Confirmed

Description 

The notion of ‘Responsible Business’ has moved from marginal to mainstream in a relatively short space of time. This collection invites authors to explore responsibility in business, management practice, business teaching, and regulation.

We invite contributions including, but not limited to: 

  • The aims, role and efficacy of United Nations Responsible Business ‘models’ such as the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Global Compact, the Principles for Responsible Management Education, PRME, and the Principles for Responsible Investment, PRI
  • ‘Doing Well by Doing Good’ and the primacy of shareholder interest
  • Ethical and moral individual roles
  • Governance and the Board of Directors
  • Regulation and Government
  • The role of stakeholder groups
  • The ‘Responsible Consumer’

Chapter Guidelines

A Chapter will normally be between 3000 and 6000 words, but these are not strict word limits, and can be discussed with the Editor. They should be written in English, and presented to the Editor complete and free of spelling and grammar errors. Please see our Manuscript Submission Guidelines for more information.

Chapter Authors will be asked to sign a simple Contributor Agreement, and to warrant that a Chapter does not infringe any copyright or other rights, and that the Author holds the rights to publish the work.

Contact

To discuss or submit a Chapter for consideration in The Responsible Business Collection, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The COVID 19 Pandemic Collection

 

Editors

Dr Eleftheria Egel is Managing Director and Founder of Navigating Transformation, a female entrepreneurship consultancy, Müllheim, Germany. 

Dr Cheryl Patton is an Adjunct Faculty member at Eastern University, Pennsylvania, USA.

Description

The COVID-19 pandemic will likely be seen as having had a profound effect on how we live and work, as well its economic and health repercussions. But it also brought ethical issues and challenges into focus,  from ‘Fake News’ to issues of individual freedom.

We welcome Chapter contributions addressing issues such as:

  • The right to vaccinate, and the right to refuse vaccination
  • The location of moral agency - individuals or collectives
  • The responsibilities of government in a pandemic
  • How are personal freedoms and collective responsibility defined?
  • What is the relationship of collective responsibility/ individual freedom with social justice? 
  • Can offering privileges to vaccinated citizens be considered a moral issue?
  • What is the moral responsibility of the media in a pandemic?
  • How do imposed ‘lockdowns’ measure against human rights?
  • What are the ethical, moral and practical lessons from COVID 19?
  • The ethics of returning to, or remaining in, the workplace  
  • Ethical considerations for human resource managers in the age of COVID-19
  • Essential workers and ethical considerations
  • Clinical research ethics during global health emergencies
  • Other issues regarding the principles of autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, justice and veracity 
  • How human relations have been affected during the Covid-19 period
  • COVID-19 and Sustainability
  • COVID-19 narrative(s) and realities

Chapter Guidelines

If these themes resonate with your research, teaching, and practice, please send a chapter title and brief proposal (150 words or less) before December 31, 2021. Completed chapters will be due by March 30, 2022. We encourage co-authored chapters, too. We also invite doctoral students to submit proposals, co-authored with their research faculty

A Chapter will normally be between 3000 and 6000 words, but these are not strict word limits, and can be discussed with the Editor. They should be written in English, and presented to the Editor complete and free of spelling and grammar errors. Please see our Manuscript Submission Guidelines for more information.

Chapter Authors will be asked to sign a simple Contributor Agreement, and to warrant that a Chapter does not infringe any copyright or other rights, and that the Author holds the rights to publish the work.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted for chapter consideration. All manuscripts will undergo a peer review editorial process prior to acceptance. 

 

Contact

To discuss or submit a Chapter for consideration in The COVID 19 Pandemic Collection, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the first instance.

 

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