SOC300.9.24 - Chapter 3 The Ethics of Research What are ethics o Expectations set by society not all the same o The standard for us is found in the

SOC300.9.24 - Chapter 3 The Ethics of Research What are...

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Chapter 3: The Ethics of Research What are ethics? o Expectations set by society, not all the same o The standard for us is found in the gospel o Sociology statement of ethics: common set of values and has primary goal as the welfare and protection of the group of people/individuals Privacy: what is not public, kept to yourself o Not the same for everyone – huge spectrum of what people consider to be private o Depends on the person o When you give out personal information, who “owns” that information? The person you gave it out to o Everything is tracked! Anonymous v. confidential o You need to tell the respondents which it is o Anonymous = just info, no name attached o Confidential = take the name but won’t release it, you know who the respondent is but you make an agreement with them to keep it confidential o If you tell a respondent it is anonymous, you cannot have any way to identify them or it
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