Ethical Obligations in Scientific Investigations


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1. Which of the following is NOT part of the ethics involved in the way scientists approach investigations?

2. Which of the following is NOT a safety or harm related ethical concern surrounding an investigation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It is crucial for researchers to consider ethical concerns when conducting a scientific investigation. These assessments test your knowledge of definitions and examples regarding ethics and science.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz covers the following topics:

  • The definition of ethics
  • Components of ethics in scientific investigations
  • Ethical concerns related to safety
  • Examples of reasonable societal concerns with scientific investigations
  • Why scientists need to be honest

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you pull the most essential information from the related lesson on ethics in scientific investigations
  • Information recall - access your knowledge of ethical concerns connected to safety
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as ethics

Additional Learning

This topic is examined in-depth in the related lesson called Ethical Obligations in Scientific Investigations. You will learn about:

  • Why objectivity is important in science
  • The meaning of transparency
  • Ethical concerns in the Manhattan project