Allan J. Kimmel's Ethical Issues in Behavioral Research: Basic and Applied PDF

By Allan J. Kimmel

ISBN-10: 1405134399

ISBN-13: 9781405134392

ISBN-10: 1405182105

ISBN-13: 9781405182102

With issues emerging over the moral dimensions of behavioral learn and the advancements in moral codification and the study evaluate method, Ethical matters in Behavioral Research appears on the examine community’s reaction to the moral demanding situations that come up within the software of analysis methods.

  • Focuses on moral and criminal facets of player study at the internet
  • Presents a pragmatic framework for moral choice making
  • Discusses the revised moral ideas and code of behavior of the yankee mental Association
  • A new bankruptcy detailing moral matters in advertising and opinion examine, together with a distinction of industry and educational examine and a precis of the author’s learn evaluating moral developments in psychology and advertising and marketing fields
  • Offers in-depth assurance of contemporary moral advancements outdoors of the us together with an replace of the survey of the overseas codes of ethics and proposals for warding off moral pitfalls encountered in cross-national research
  • Includes a listing of necessary web hyperlinks dedicated to moral matters in research
  • Includes a Foreword via Herbert C. Kelman

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The ethical issues arising in each of these research contexts comprise a primary focus of chapters 3 through 10. ) This chapter concludes with a consideration of some basic reasons for studying research ethics. Milgram’s obedience experiments Chapters 3 and 4 present an overview and analysis of the ethical issues that emerge in the conduct of laboratory research involving human participants. g. Blass, 2004; Kimmel, 2003; Schuler, 1982; Slater, 2004). The central issue discussed in reference to Milgram’s studies is that of the problem of deception of subjects.

2006 6:28pm 13 gains from conducting the studies. This ‘‘ends justify the means’’ variant of moral reasoning is one that continues to underlie the ethical decision making of many contemporary behavioral researchers. In some cases, however, as undoubtedly occurred in the cancer cell, syphilis, and radiation studies, researchers can be blinded to the potential risks posed by a research methodology while overemphasizing the anticipated merits of their investigations. In the following chapters, we will consider the various ethical guidelines that have been developed by governments and professional associations in recent years; but it suffices to say at this juncture that behavioral and biomedical researchers now are required by most ethical codes to carefully weigh the expected benefits against the potential risks before deciding to proceed with a study.

G. 1964, 1974) steadfastly defended himself in print, attempting to answer all of the most important points of criticism. In brief, because we will return to these issues in chapter 3, the critics argued that there were not adequate measures taken to protect the participants from undue harm; that the entire program should have been terminated at the first indications of discomfort on the part of the participants; and that the participants would be alienated from future participation in psychological research because of the intensity of experience associated with laboratory procedures (Baumrind, 1964; Kelman, 1967).

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