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Research Ethics

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From this scenario, i is evident that Organization Support for Murder Victims needs the research to be done to benefit them internally since the participants are not aware that Organization Support for Murder Victims is in the picture and only know Dr Andrew Collingwood. Rsearch ethics further advocates for free consent from all the participants before participating in any research study. I this case, fom the brief provided, frst they are not allowed to freely consent to their contact details being to Dr Andrew Collingwood by Organization Support for Victims for their involvement in research.

Acording to Callahan (1998), cnsents should be obtained through writing and should not be a one-off thing, i should be something carried out continuously. Te participants should be allowed to go through all the pertinent issues and ask questions related to the research and its benefits. Prticipants should always be given the chance to write consent and understand the benefits he/she will reap from the participation in the research study. Aain the participants should always be taken through the requirements of the research Cnsent should be written in a language that is well understood and which is easy to read and comprehend.

Fllowing the victim parents discussions with Dr Andrew Collingwood, i is assumed that he (Dr Andrew Collingwood) will be conducting the research and not a third party. Hwever, de to financial constraints, D Andrew Collingwood decides to use a research assistant (Ms Dawn Phillips) to conduct the research. Tis is un-ethical as it means that the consent obtained by Dr Andrew Collingwood is no longer valid as it was an between the parents and Dr Andrew Collingwood.

Acording to tenets of research ethics, i any thing new should be introduced in a research study, i this case Ms Dawn Phillips, te superiors, i this case Organization Support for Murder Victims should be informed. Tis is not the case in this scenario since Dr Andrew Collingwood decides alone to include Ms Dawn Phillips without consulting the Organization Support for Murder Victims. Frther, fr the validity and reliability of the research findings, basness of the sample should be avoided as much possible.

The selection of the sample should be unbiased and if possible stratified sampling should be used since the targeted population is...

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preview essay on Research Ethics
  • Pages: 8 (2000 words)
  • Document Type: Essay
  • Subject: People
  • Level: Undergraduate
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