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Unformatted text preview: The APA has these guidelines explicitly stated for a few reasons. One reason is so it can be made available to anyone and everyone, especially prospective research volunteers. Another reason is because it creates accountability. If I was going to be a volunteer in a research study there would be a few things I would want to know. I would want to know what I would be doing, and I would want to know what this experiment was trying to accomplish. This is all explained in section eight of the ethical principles and code of conduct, research and publication. In this section it explains that the psychologist must inform participants about the purpose of the research, expected duration, and procedures. The participants right to decline and withdraw from the study once it has begun, and the foreseeable consequences of declining or withdrawing. They must also inform participants of potential risks, discomfort, adverse affects, prospective research benefits, limits...
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- Spring '08