RPTS 336 - (14) Ethics (student version)

RPTS 336 - (14) Ethics (student version) - Ethics and...

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Woosnam October 14, 2011 Ethics and Research
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The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity ? ?   with other human beings.                                           Albert Schweitzer
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You are conducting a study of spring break visitors to South Padre and their motivations to visit the beach. This research involves you collecting names, addresses, and phone numbers for future reference. Many visitors have been consuming large amounts of alcohol and marijuana. All of the sudden a fight breaks out involving dozens of tourists (many of which you collected data from). The fight results in lots of littering, destruction of park property, and the hospitalization of five tourists. Park rangers demand that you reveal the identities of those people involved in the fighting. Rather than risk arrest as an accomplice after the fact, you comply. How do you feel about this? What ethical components can you identify. Discussion question
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Experimentation Unethical “research” - Nazi Concentration Camps (WWII)
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n The Tuskegee Syphilis Study involved the withholding of known effective treatment for syphilis from African-American participants who were infected. US public
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