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Can someone help me with a description of selected population? This explanation must include whether this population is vulnerable physically, psychologically, or socially (or some combination of the three), and what is the ethical considerations relevant to this population that might affect an educational psychology research project. Is there one strategy for conducting ethical research with this population that demonstrates cultural sensitivity? Also, what would be considered the obvious cultural issues of ethnicity, customs, and language that would be considered in other dimensions of cultural and global variation such as spiritual orientation, perspectives on privacy and consent, views toward and laws governing research, and personal freedoms?

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(1) Description of selected population

Individuals with disabilities belong to a selected population that is vulnerable from all three perspectives: (1) physically, (2) psychologically and (3) socially. For instance, persons with physical disabilities encounter barriers in which they are forced to compete with persons who have normal functions. Eisenmann (2011) assert that disabled people often face barriers such as: (a) prejudice (b) lack of help, and (c) fear because they remind individuals of their own mortality. He presents research based on social psychology theories in which individuals with disabilities are perceived as "threatening to another abled group's power and resources" (p. 263).

(a) What are the ethical considerations relevant to this population that might affect an educational psychology research project?

The primary ethical consideration of working with persons with disabilities is the adherence to the American Psychological (APA) ethical code under Principle E that this population similar to all others be treated with dignity and respect. Additionally, the implications of working with a person with a disability include the need to have multicultural competency when working with this population. According to Pope-Davis, Coleman, Ming Liu, & ...

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This solution describes a selected vulnerable population.

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