Ethical Concerns in Sociological Research


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Research that examines patterns of human behavior within society is referred to as:

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1. The organization that governs sociological research is:

2. The guidelines for conducting sociological research are referred to as the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The vast majority of what we know about humans and societies is because of research. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of how ethics plays a role. The questions will quiz you on research that examines the patterns of human and the Code of Ethics that researchers must adhere to.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • The governing organization of sociological research
  • The guideline that lays the foundation for ethical behavior
  • The number of ethical principles

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the knowledge they gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the guidelines for conducting research and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding research examining human behavior in societies
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the governing organization of sociological research

Additional Learning

To learn more about ethics in research, review the accompanying lesson, Ethical Concerns in Sociological Research. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand social responsibility
  • Identify the General Principles
  • Explain why sociological researchers must adhere to strict ethical guidelines