Ethical issues

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What are ethics?
A set of guidelines which psychologists carrying out research should follow.
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What are the ethical issues that need to be considered?
consent, debriefing, deception, potential for harm, consent to withdraw, confidentiality.
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How can consent be gained?
Gained in observation with posters and signs, gained from parents if a child involved, gained from family members.
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How can debriefing be done?
E.g. with questionnaires a letter could be sent home in the post. Debriefed after laboratory experiments.
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How can confidentiality be given?
No names, told what findings will be used for, allowed to withdraw heir results at the end before publishing if they are unhappy, initials may be used instead.
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How can participants be protected from potential for harm?
Ethical committee on standby to intervene if the research needs to be stopped, not ask sensitive materials or questions.
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