Ethical Implications and Socially Sensitive Research

What are ethics?
A consideration of what is acceptable or right behaviour in the pursuit of a personal or scientific goal
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What are the ethical guidelines?
Protection from harm, avoiding deception, fully informed consent, debriefing, right to withdraw, confidentiality
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What does ethical implications mean?
The impact psychological research may have in terms of the rights of other people especially participants
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How do ethical implications affect people?
More difficult to protect against the social impact of research once it has been conducted, researchers can control methods+way they treat Ps but have little control over how research findings are used after
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What is socially sensitive research?
studies that have potential social consequences or implications, either directly for the Ps or the group of individuals represented by the research
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What are the 4 points in the research paper on how to minimise effects of ethical implications?
The research question, conduct of research and treatment of Ps, institutional context, interpretation+application of findings
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How does the majority of psychological research disadvantage marginalised groups eg people with disabilities?
Attempts to be generalisable meaning often excludes marginalised groups or misrepresents them, our understanding of human behaviour has been lessened by psychologists’ failure to study all groups
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However, some have argued that carrying out socially sensitive research on marginalised groups may actually benefit them; how?
Has been argued studies of underrepresented groups and issues may promote a greater sensitivity and understanding of these groups
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Should socially sensitive research just be avoided?
Some might argue that we should avoid socially sensitive research, however, psychologists would have nothing interesting to study+is not a responsible approach to science
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What other questions should researchers be asked when considering ethical issues?
Only considering ethical needs doesn’t consider other ways the research may inflict harm on a wider group of people, researchers should be asked to consider how their research might be used by others
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