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Ch 4: MTTC Psychology: Ethical Considerations in Research

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We can help you review the important ethical considerations that impact research decisions in psychology. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give you several ways to learn the material and prepare to answer these types of questions on the MTTC Psychology Exam.

MTTC Psychology: Ethical Considerations in Research - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to refresh yourself regarding the important ethical considerations that researchers in psychology need to take into account. The videos cover the following topics to help you with the questions on the exam:

  • Human research considerations
  • Informed consent
  • Research risks
  • Maintaining privacy, anonymity and confidentiality
  • Mandated and federal regulations for research participants
  • Issues with the use of animal subjects

Our experienced instructors help you recall the salient information about ethics in research. By using our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes, you can review the materials in several ways, making learning both effective and fun.

MTTC Psychology: Ethical Considerations in Research Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Psychology test evaluates your knowledge and comprehension of all aspects of the field of psychology. Your score is used to determine your eligibility for teacher licensure in the state of Michigan. The topics in this Ethical Considerations in Research chapter fall within the Foundations, Skills and Methods subarea of the test, which makes up 21% of the test questions. By taking our self-assessment quizzes, you will familiarize yourself with the types of questions that are likely to appear on the actual exam.

There are 100 multiple-choice questions on the MTTC Psychology test. You will read a passage or question and then select the correct answer from a selection of several possibilities presented to you. The test is given by computer or as a paper-and-pencil format exam. You will need a score of 220 or higher to pass.

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: MTTC Psychology: Ethical Considerations in Research
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Conducting Research on People: General Guidelines

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?

What Is Informed Consent in Research? - Definition & Purpose

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?

Informed Consent in Research with Special Populations

3. 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.

Risks of Research: Physical Harm, Psychological Abuse & Legal Jeopardy

4. 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.

Ethical Research: Maintaining Privacy, Anonymity & Confidentiality

5. 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.

Protecting Research Participants: Mandated & Federal Regulations

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.

Using Animal Subjects in Research: Issues & Considerations

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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