Ethics in Psychological Research


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Informed consent means:

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1. Ethics are:

2. Two ways researchers in psychological research can insure study participants are protected is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz, you'll need to understand what ethics are and how psychology researchers can protect participants in their studies. You'll also need a solid understanding of the concept of informed consent.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check what you know about the following with this quiz/worksheet combo:

  • What informed consent means and what it includes
  • The definition of ethics
  • Methods of protecting study participants
  • What an IRB is

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as informed consent and IRB
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on ethics in psychological research
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what ethics are and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For more information on how to appropriately conduct social science research, review the corresponding lesson called Ethics in Psychological Research. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review the ethical concerns that apply to the field of psychology
  • Compare and contrast methods of protecting participants
  • Explore informed consent and what it entails
  • Understand the purpose of the IRB