Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Question 1

There is a tendency for debates about ethics in social research to focus on the most extreme cases of ethical transgression. Why might this create a misleading impression?

Question 2

Which of the following ideas is not associated with the stance of situation ethics?

Question 3

Why is it argued that ethical transgression is pervasive in social research?

Question 4

Which of the following is a form of harm that might be suffered by research participants?

Question 5

Why is it important that personal data about research participants are kept within secure, confidential records?

Question 6

Which method is most commonly associated with a lack of informed consent?

Question 7

Why is it "easier said than done" to ensure that the principle of informed consent is adhered to?

Question 8

Apart from the fact that it is "not a nice thing to do" (p143), what is an important ethical disadvantage of deceiving participants?

Question 9

Which of the following factors does not add a political dimension to the research process?

Question 10

Whose side did Becker suggest the social researcher should take?

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