Negating Deception in Research


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Deception means to:

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1. If deception is necessary to your research, what must occur when seeking approval?

2. Why must you, as a researcher, make reasonable attempts at correcting misconceptions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what deception is and why researchers must make attempts to correct misconceptions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions focus on the following:

  • Definition of deception
  • Times when deception could be used in research
  • Making attempts to correct misconceptions
  • Debriefing

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as deception and debriefing
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when deception is acceptable and when it is not

Additional Learning

To learn more about deception, review the lesson titled Negating Deception in Research. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify deception
  • Review what confederates are and why a researcher would use them in a study
  • Recall what debriefing is and the importance of it
  • Understand the reasonable steps that a researcher must carry out if deception is used
  • Apply knowledge to an example of deception in research