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1

What are ethical issues?

Arise when there is a conflict between gaining valuable research and preserving the rights and dignity of participants.

2

What are ethical guidelines?

Established to help protect those involved in research.

3

What are ethical implications?

The impact that research has on society, how it influences public policy and/or the way in which certain groups of people are seen.

4

What is socially sensitive research?

Any research that may be controversial, ,e.g. race or sexuality.

5

Who identified a number of concerns that research should be mindful of when conducting socially sensitive research?

Sieber and Stanley

6

What did Sieber and Stanley identify?

- Implications
- Uses/public policy
- Validity of research

7

What are the benefits of socially sensitive research?

- Studies of underrepresented groups and issues may promote greater sensitivity and understanding of these.
- Can help reduce prejudice and encourage acceptance.

8

Describe social control as a criticism.

- America 1920's and 30's - a large number of US states enacted legislation that led to the compulsory sterilisation on the grounds that they were feeble minded.
- This was supported by many sections of the psychological and scientific community at the time that suggested that feeble minded people were 'unfit' to breed.
- SSR used has been used to 'prop up' discriminatory practices in the past and is an argument against widespread adoption.

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Describe framing the questions as a criticism.

- Sieber and Stanley suggested that the way in which research questions are phrased and investigated may influence the way in which findings are interpreted.