unit 3 psych notes.docx - Ethics Standards that guide individuals to identify good desirable or acceptable conduct The National Statement on Ethical

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Ethics - Standards that guide individuals to identify good, desirable or acceptable conduct - The National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research is referred to by ethics committees to decide whether or not to give approval to proposed psychological research - Underpinning values: research merit and integrity, justice, beneficence + respect Research Merit and integrity – research must have potential benefit, be soundly based and well designed, and be conducted and supervised by competent people Justice – participants must be fairly recruited and not exploited, there should be fair access to the benefits of the research Beneficence – likely benefits must justify any risks or discomfort Respect – researchers must have proper regard for the welfare, beliefs and customs and culture of the participants Ethical Guidelines Informed consent: participants must be given the details about the nature of the research, its benefits and risks as well as what they will be expected to do in language they can understand. They will need to give permission to participate. Deception: sometimes giving participants information about study may influence results, the experimenter must ensure that participants do not suffer stress, distress or embarrassment from research procedures. Afterwards, they must be informed about the study and be debriefed. Privacy: right of protection from unwanted intrusion by government or other people into one’s affairs. Relates to type of personal information collected, stored and shared and who can have access to it. Common wealth privacy act came into force in 1988 and covers private sector and government business and the health sector. Anonymity: protection of a person’s identity through not disclosing their name or not knowing it. Confidentiality: resides in the relationship between a professional and refers to the degree of secrecy attached to the information given by the patient. An understanding that information given by participant will not be disclosed to anyone unless participant consents, results are kept securely and properly disposed of. Voluntary participation: participants must agree to participate on their own accord for its own value, must not be coerced into it through bribery or through threats. Withdrawal Rights: participants have the right to withdraw from research at any stage and for any reason, they must be informed of this before they give consent. There must be no penalty if they withdraw. Professional conduct - Any psychological, medical or scientific research work in Australia must comply with the most recent version of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research
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(2007). This is a document that governs the processes of professional conduct when conducting research on humans. Fundamental principle = beneficence (benefits outweigh risks) Role of the Experimenter - Objective to ensure the researcher has no effect on the behaviour being observed or recorded or on the results -
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