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Ethical Considerations in Psychology Research - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our instructors review all aspects of the process of conducting psychological research, It focuses primarily on issues in human research but also addresses the unique issues presented by using animal subjects. You will learn about informed consent and find out about risks presented by research, specifically, physical harm, psychological abuse, and legal jeopardy.
You'll be introduced to issues of privacy, anonymity and confidentiality, and to the special considerations that need to be in place when doing research with special populations. As you go through the chapter you'll discover the mandated and federal regulations in place. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Define informed consent
- Discuss the risks of research
- Describe what contributes to ethical research
- Identify issues with informed consent in research with special populations
- Enumerate mandated and federal regulations in place to protect research participants
- Address issues and considerations when using animal subjects in research
Our approach involves brief, engaging video lessons that streamline your learning. In addition, we give you self-assessment quizzes and lesson transcripts with each video, to deepen your understanding. The important points are highlighted with key terms that are often linked to text lessons for more detail. And if you want to see a segment of a video you have already watched, you can use our video tags to take you quickly and easily to the exact spot you wish to access. All these materials have been prepared by instructors who are expert in their field.
1. Conducting Research on People: General Guidelines
There are specific guidelines that must be followed when performing research. These guidelines are there to protect the subject from harm. What do you, as a researcher, have to watch out for when conducting research on people? Why do you need to be so careful?
2. What Is Informed Consent in Research? - Definition & Purpose
After you have figured out what you are going to research and have approval to do it, you need informed consent from the participants in your experiment. What is informed consent, and how is it different than regular consent?
3. Risks of Research: Physical Harm, Psychological Abuse & Legal Jeopardy
There are many ways a researcher can harm a participant. This lesson explores the possible harmful actions of researchers, as well as ways to avoid these harmful actions.
4. Ethical Research: Maintaining Privacy, Anonymity & Confidentiality
When performing research, there are certain expectations that a researcher must follow to protect their subjects. We will explore a few of the different ways that a subject's responses are kept from being used against them.
5. Informed Consent in Research with Special Populations
There are people who need a little bit of extra protection because they are in a vulnerable state. These are people who need additional information because they are at some risk or because they cannot make decisions on their own. We will explore some of these special populations.
6. Protecting Research Participants: Mandated & Federal Regulations
How are laws and federal regulations protecting research participants? This lesson explores some of the ways people are protected from each other, themselves, and researchers when they are participants in a study.
7. Using Animal Subjects in Research: Issues & Considerations
Using animals in research is not something that is undertaken lightly. We will look at ethical and federal laws put into place to ensure animals used in research are not abused despite the experimentation.
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