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PSYC6213 – Research Methodology DQD.Q 1.1. Ethics in Research
Evaluate the concept of informed consent as it relates to a controversial research study discussed in the text (e.g., Milgram's study on Obedience; Tuskegee syphilis study; MK-Ultra). Assess whether or not, or under what circumstances, deception is ever justified in psychological research. Is this ever a straightforward decision?1.2. Data and MeasurementEvaluate the constructs of reliability and validity as they apply to research in the behavioral sciences. Assess, with examples from a counselling context, at least two subtypes for each construct (e.g., test-retest reliability, inter-rater reliability, face validity, and construct validity).To extend the discussion, appraise the four levels of measurement as they might be applied to some of your peers’ examples. Why is it important to discern the level of measurement of your data before you select a statistical design?2.1 Hypothesis TestingEvaluate the constructs of hypothesis testing and inferential analysis, and the two types of errors that can be made when carrying out a test of significance (see Table 4.2 in Goodwin). Assess an example of each type within the context of a research project involving a counselling situation. As you appraise