Presentation on theme: "Research Ethics Ethics A system of morals and beliefs about what is right and wrong that is held in common by a group of people."— Presentation transcript:
Research Ethics Ethics A system of morals and beliefs about what is right and wrong that is held in common by a group of people
Research Ethics The ethical principles of the American Psychological Association Ethics pre-World War II
The Ethical Dilemma The scientific obligation The obligation to do research in the best way we know how Not doing research as an ethical violation The humanistic obligation The obligation to consider our research participants The ethical dilemma These two obligations are frequently at odds with one another The General Ethical Question: Is there a negative effect upon the dignity and welfare of the participants that the importance of the research does not warrant?
Categories of Ethical Issues Physical and mental harm What do we mean by “mental harm” Subtleties of mental harm The importance of informed consent Ways to disguise research Incomplete disclosure Deception Informed consent with children
Categories of ethical issues Observing hidden behaviors Covert and overt research Invasion of privacy Loss of anonymity and confidentiality
Categories of ethical issues Deception The importance of debriefing Guidelines to debriefing Coercion Determining what is coercive
The role of the research participant The traditional view The humanistic view Advantages Disadvantages