SPCM3700 HW2 - COMM 3700 Homework 2: Ethics 1. Abigail was...

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COMM 3700 Homework 2: Ethics 1. Abigail was hired to examine the effects of stress on firefighter's "readiness" capabilities. She has the firefighters complete a large standardized survey. The survey is anonymous and Ally can’t link a questionnaire to a specific firefighter. While surveying the firefighters, she discovers that 75% smoke marijuana regularly in their off-duty hours. She reports this finding when presenting her results to the fire captains. The researcher’s actions are ethical. She maintains the anonymity of the participants as promised and promoted under confidentiality privacy. Although she reported the findings to the fire captains, Abigail did not reveal the names of the firefighters that engaged in the illegal activity. If I were the researcher I would feel comfortable asking the participants to do the actions required because anonymity was maintained. 2. To test the extent to which people may try to save face by expressing attitudes on matters that they know nothing about, Bob asks for people's attitudes regarding a fictitious issue. In debriefing, Bob informs the participants that the issue was made-up and why that was necessary. The researcher’s actions are ethical. Bob disclosed all relevant information to the
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course SPCM 3700 taught by Professor Samp during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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SPCM3700 HW2 - COMM 3700 Homework 2: Ethics 1. Abigail was...

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