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Conducting Ethical Research When Studying Gerontology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT ensured through the 1949 Nuremberg Code?

Question 2 2. In the United States, the 9th revision of the Ethical Code for psychological researchers is published by the

Question 3 3. Which of the following would a potential research participant NOT find on a consent form?

Question 4 4.

What part of informed consent is missing from the following statement?

'In addition to interviewing you and taking notes, the audio of the interview will be recorded by a tape recorder. This is so the researcher may transcribe the questions and responses for further study.'

Question 5 5. What is the ultimate purpose of having privacy, confidentiality, and anonymity?

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Question 6 6. Time issues with validity have to do with which of the following?

Question 7 7. Privacy can be breached if certain criteria are met. Which of the following is NOT a reason to breach confidentiality?

Question 8 8. Jerry is doing research on the stresses citizens feel when they have an undocumented relative living with them. He is considering his options for how to get individuals to participate in the study. Analyze the options below and select the one that is LEAST likely to cause harm to the participant.

Question 9 9. As a researcher, you have provided informed consent to your participants. Your research study involves placing subjects in a straitjacket and dunking them in ice water to simulate prior mental health treatment, in order to study how normal people would respond. Why would this study likely NOT be allowed?

Question 10 10. Responses must be kept confidential. This requires the researcher to keep participant responses _____.

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Question 11 11. Our survey was examined by a panel of experts and approved. We can state it has which of the following?

Question 12 12. Amber is doing a research study to understand why teens shoplift. What kind of harm could she cause to a participant by asking them whether or not they have ever shoplifted, and if they have, how many times?

Question 13 13. Anonymity, privacy, and confidentiality are only recommended for researchers to follow.

Question 14 14. Once the participants finished with their task, Jim had a short discussion with them to give them more information about the nature of the experiment and to correct any misconceptions they might have had. What did Jim do?

Question 15 15. A researcher wants Joe, a 15 year old boy, to participate in his study. Besides parental permission, what else would the researcher need to obtain?

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Question 16 16. A subject indicates that he is suicidal on a form collected during a research study. Which of the following is the researcher legally bound to do?

Question 17 17. Rewarding an inmate with a positive review at his/her parole hearing for being in your study is:

Question 18 18. You're a researcher and you're having participants in your study perform heavy lifting tasks to evaluate their effect on anger. What should you do to avoid possible harm?

Question 19 19. If a research study has participants that are children, the researcher must obtain consent from:

Question 20 20. The researcher is not only required to obtain informed consent from the participants in their study, but also:

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT a probable reason that a researcher would require his/her study participants to submit a written consent document that is both signed and dated?

Question 22 22. Informed Consent provides participants with sufficiently detailed information on the _____, so they can make an informed, voluntary, and rational decision on whether or not to participate.

Question 23 23. Adults with diminished ability to make sound judgments due to flaws in reasoning from psychiatric, organic, developmental or another disorder of a cognitive or emotional nature are known as:

Question 24 24. Legally Effective Informed Consent is consent from _____ of a fetus, if available.

Question 25 25. A meta-analysis _____.

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Question 26 26. Ecological validity focuses on which one of the following?

Question 27 27. What is the practice of protecting participants' personal identities and answers by ensuring their responses cannot be linked back to them?

Question 28 28. Psychological harm to a participant includes emotional harm and _____.

Question 29 29. Age, time, and _____ can explain most issues with validity in aging and adult research

Question 30 30. This right allows the research subjects to make an educated decision on whether to participate or not.

Conducting Ethical Research When Studying Gerontology Chapter Exam Instructions

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