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- Take a look at the general guidelines for using human subjects in research.
- Explain the purpose of informed consent in research.
- Describe the different types of risks to research participants.
- Understand why anonymity, privacy and confidentiality are integral to ethical research.
- Learn how informed consent may differ with special populations.
- Discuss ways to negate deception in research.
- Describe the concerns regarding fraud and plagiarism in research.
- Differentiate between illegal and unethical behavior in research.
- Explain the purpose of institutional review boards.
- Take a look at the federal regulations that protect research participants.
- Examine the ethical considerations of using animals in research.
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. Negating Deception in Research
Sometimes learning something through research requires a little bit of lying - nothing too big but just enough where the subject is misdirected. But what happens after the experiment? What are your responsibilities as a researcher?
7. Research Misconduct: Fraud and Plagiarism
Obviously, at this level, you don't need to be told that copying or making things up is wrong; however, it still happens more often than it should. We will look at the specifics of plagiarism and fraud in psychological research.
8. Legal and Unethical Behavior in Research
In this lesson, explore some of the ways the ethical code and the legal system interact. Learn if it is possible to perform unethical research yet not violate the law.
9. The Importance of Institutional Review Boards in Research
If you think a researcher just runs an experiment, then you didn't know they would run the risk of losing both their position as a researcher and possibly their freedom. The importance of the Institutional Review Boards keeps them safe.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. Declaration of Helsinki: History & Summary
The Declaration of Helsinki is one of the world's most important research ethics documents related to medical research. In this lesson, we will learn about the Declaration of Helsinki, its purpose, and its history.
13. What is Informed Consent? - Definition & Example
In this lesson, you will learn what informed consent is, why it is an important part of ethical research and how it can protect you from harm. Following this lesson, you will be given a chance to test your knowledge with a short quiz.
14. What is Human Subjects Research?
Any study that involves human participation must follow guidelines to make sure no one is harmed. In this lesson, we'll talk about what humans subjects research is and the guidelines in place to protect people who participate in research studies.
15. Protection of Human Subjects in Research
Many research studies use human subjects in an effort to understand an array of social issues. In this lesson, we'll talk about how different protocols protect these human subjects from harm during experiments.
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