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Unethical Practices in Sociology or Research

Review the information in the instructional materials about Research Ethics. With the lesson of Watson's "Little Albert" study in mind, locate and review one website or article about unethical practices in sociology or research or science. Why are ethics needed in the world of science and sociology?

What is the role of ethics in sociological research?
Why are they needed specifically in sociological research?
What could happen during a study if it did not have a formal code of ethics? Give an example of a violation of ethics in research that has occurred. What was the effect of this ethical violation?

Solution Summary

Using Watson's "Little Albert" study as a backdrop, this solution overviews aspects of ethics in sociology e.g., why is it needed, role it plays, formal code of ethic and examples of violations.