Ethical Issues in Formal Report Writing


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A researcher's group of participants includes 5 male students and 1 female student. The researcher reports the data with the participants separated by gender. The researcher has violated the _____ of the female student by allowing her data to be singled out.

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1. Permission gained after explaining all possible risks and benefits is called _____.

2. Which of the following is NOT an honesty issue in formal report writing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on this quiz/worksheet cover key terms and qualities of formal reports, allowing you to make sure you're retaining core information from the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on several aspects of formal reports including:

  • The contents of formal reports
  • Making sure participants are unidentifiable
  • Gained permission
  • Honesty issues in formal report writing
  • Copying another's words or data

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately match descriptions of formal report contents and measures with the correlating terms
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding permission gained
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between what does and doesn't constitute an honesty issue in formal report writing

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing ethical formal reports, you can take a look at the accompanying lesson, Ethical Issues in Formal Report Writing. This lesson hits on the following objectives:

  • Define formal report
  • Understand the ethical issues surrounding research in formal reporting
  • Describe informed consent
  • Familiarize yourself with the ethics of presenting data in formal reports