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Ethics and Code of Conduct

Why does research that uses humans as participants need to be regulated?

Think about studies that were conducted prior to the current laws and the long range and devastating effects they had and, in some cases, still have.

State an area of ethical issues that you may anticipate and need to address as you may plan a study in this area.

Identify at least three ethical issues that you can anticipate when planning when planning this area of interest.

How would you conduct research in that area?

Please give references!

So resources you can refer to.

Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches by John W. Creswell, 3rd edition; pp. 87-94.

Web Sites; APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx

ethical standards
http://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started on this problem. The questions you presented here have been provided concise answers. First, I would suggest an outline:

1. Regulation of human-focused research - discuss why regulation is needed - 100 words
2. Discuss the effects of Zimbardo experiment & the Tuskegee experiment - 200 words
3. Ethical issues in area of human research - 100 words
4. Conducting safe research in a specified area - 100 words

This ought to cover all your concerns as laid out in the problem you presented. If you have any questions just let me know. Good luck with your studies. You can also use the listed resources to further your research on this subject matter.

Sincerely,
OTA 105878/Xenia Jones

Human Focused research

The science behind controversial experiments where humans were used as participants and subjects of study have always been controversial due to the fact that the effects of the research on the participants, in particular their safety and well-being, will always be suspect. APA (2009) relates that the role of researchers and practitioners is to ensure that there is no harm done on any human participant, that beneficence is always observed. In a human-study setting, there is always that question of control and power which sits on the hands of the researcher. Abuse of this power and the potential damage that this will do to human participants is the primary concern. Studies in the early history of scientific research have shown that even the best intentions can lead ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in exploring and answering the questions (see above) on the topic of human participants in studies and the ethical practice of human studies and research. Resources are listed for further discussion of the topic. A word version is also attached.

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