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Chapter 6 Reading Questions What are ethics? Moral principals and recognized rules of conduct regarding a particular class of human action. Why be concerned with ethics? Whose rights are we trying to protect? In the past, there have been studies that directly attack the subjects physically and mentally. Ethics protect the interests and safety of the participants and those around them. What are institutional review boards (IRBs)? What do function do they serve? They are basically the judges of research. Based on their opinion, a research might not be ethical and thus not permissible to be conducted. Be able to describe the four primary moral principles or rules of conduct that guide research ethics on the treatment of research participants (provide free choice, protect the right to privacy, benefit people not harm them, and treat people with respect). Be able to recognize actions of researchers that uphold these or violate these four moral areas. In other words, how do researchers translate these ethical guidelines into actions they take in their
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Unformatted text preview: studies? They do not proceed until subjects have signed a release form where they agree to participate, they pay attention to not disclose names and present people as anonymous as possible. They modify their studies so that their subjects suffer no physical or mental damage, and act courteously while conducting their studies. Terms to be familiar with: informed consent, debriefing, dehoaxing, anonymity, confidentiality. A type of debriefing where subjects that have been deceived in a study must be convinced that they were deceived so as to eliminate any undesirable effects the deception might have had. How do ethics enter into analysis of data and reporting of findings? Protecting peoples privacy Stating that people where not harmed in any way. Confessing whether people were deceived or not Stating that because ethics were taken care of, the results are more truthful and less bias....
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