Chapter14 - Chapter14 11:43:00 1 ResearchEthics a i 1 2...

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Chapter 14 07/04/2009 11:43:00 1. Research Ethics a. Ethical Considerations i. Researchers are bound by 1. APA Guidebook of Ethical Principles 2. Federal guidelines 3. State and local laws ii. University research is supervised by 1. IRB – Institutional Review Board  2. The IRD does the cost-benefit analysis to determine whether  research is ethical  iii. IRB’s looks for questionable ethical practices: 1. Involving P’s without their knowledge or consent  a. Issue: No informed consent b. Related issue: Lack of privacy c. Why might we not get informed consent? i. People won’t act naturally ii. Some people cannot give “informed” consent iii. Consent would be impractical or impossible iv. General guidelines: Don’t need informed consent if… 1. Behavior is public 2. There’s no invasion of privacy
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3. P’s are not inconvenienced  4. P’s are anonymous v. Coercing People to participate  1. Research in organizational settings a. Ex, job or school and army  i. If boss said you had to participate in a study,  making them feel like they have to 2. Research  benefit to participants 3. Implied pressure to cooperate a. Ex: Research with psychology students? i. The feel students may learn as a P ii. There is a benefit that students are looking more  about psychology iii. The idea that research increases knowledge  vi. Deceiving Research P’s 
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  • Spring '09
  • Sweeny
  • Descriptive statistics, questionable ethical practices, Thorough debriefing, Deception Psychological research

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