o What is an informed consent form and what is in it? o What is a waiver of document informed consent? - Is deception permitted in social science research? Under what circumstances? o What happened in the Facebook emotions study? Public lavatory study? Good Samaritan study? What ethical issues surfaced in these cases? 1
- Is covert field research permitted? Under what circumstances? - What are Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)? When a institutional researcher wants to conduct research, what role does the IRB play? - What is CITI? What function does it serve? - To what professional and ethical code are sociologists bound? - What is the difference between anonymity and confidentiality? o What ethical issues surfaced in Stein’s (2001) study revolving around issues of confidentiality? - Do ethics issues only affect the data collection phase? Are there ethical concerns in data analysis and reporting? What is research fraud? Plagiarism? - How might sponsors, political interests, and groups interfere with research? - Ultimately, who bears the responsibility of conducting ethical research? Measurement, Conceptualization, and Operationalization - What is measurement? What are some examples of measurement in everyday life? How does measurement differ in quantitative versus qualitative research? - What are real, nominal, and operational definitions? - Do social scientists work with real definitions? Explain. - What is a quantitative researcher’s goal when it comes to measurement? - Why is conceptualization important when studying social phenomenon? - Where do conceptual definitions come from? - Define: concept, conceptualization, conceptual definitions, concept dimensions, indicators, operationalization, operational definitions, measures/items, variables, and attributes. - Application : Be sure you can identify these in a research study.
- Spring '19
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