Publishing my research paper- Safe methods?
I am an undergraduate student. I am doing some research on my own, and almost two thirds through it. I was planning to contact a Professor for some advise, and some feedback ..etc
Couple of days ago, a friend of mine, a PhD student in Nuclear Engineering, was shocked that his Professor requested his name to be on his research paper, as if he have done the research too. My friend was working on that research on his own, but he needs to graduate, so he could not have said 'no' and there is no written request or anything.
I trust in our educational institutions, but I would love to know if there is a 'back-up' of 'reasearch credits' in a case a research is shared with a Professor , or is it just a plain issue of ethics code.
By the way, the good thing is I dont need my research to get my degree. All I want is to register it with my name.
Thanks in advance,