What is a series of ethics questions a researcher should ask?
- 1. To research or not to research?
- 2. If O.K. to study, then what should I study?
- 3. When researching people--what about…?
- Privacy rights
- Anonymity - can’t connect responses to respondent
- Confidentiality - promise not to reveal
- Free choice
- Informed consent
- Briefing/Debriefing - clear up any deception
- Respect - e.g. sexism, racism
- Manus manum lavat = “one hand washes the other”
- 4. When analyzing data--
- Careful data handing
- Careful data analysis
- 5. When reporting data--
- Keep data and make data available, if asked.
- 6. Using results
- Consider the effects of research on those who use the results or are affected by them.
A Test: Some Cases: What is Ethics in Research & Why is it Important?
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