Ethical Implications of Research Studies and Theory

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Social Sensitive Research

The term social sensitivity is used to describe research where there are potential negative consequences for the participants or the group of people represented in the research. 

Sieber and Stanley (1988) indentified four specific aspects in the scientific research process which raise ethical implications in socially sensitive research.

1. The Research Question.

The researcher must consider their question and ensure it will not be damaging to members of a specific group. 

2. The Methodology Used.

The researcher needs to consider participants confidentiality and anonymity. 

3. The Institutional Context. 

The researcher should consider how their research could be used and who is funding the research.

4. Interpretation and


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