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1
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identify the BPS ethical guidelines

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  • respect
  • competence
  • responsibility
  • integrity
2
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when does an ethical issue arise

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when there is a conflict between the rights of the participants and the aims of the researcher

3
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what is socially sensitive research

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  • studies where there are potential consequences for the participants or the group of people the study represents
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what are the implications in for the research question in socially sensitive research

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asking questions that may seem to add credibility to prejudice and sterotypes

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what are the implications in dealing with participants

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did they find anything that could cause psychological damage

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what are the implications in the way findings are used

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eg. IQ testing has been used in the past in America to identify the ‘feeble-minded’ - to be sterilised

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how could socially sensitive research benefit the groups being studies

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  • studies of underrepresented groups and issues may promote greater sensitivity and understanding of these
  • research such as unreliability of eyewitness testimony has reduced risk of a miscarriage of justice in the legal system
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how can poor research design have a long term impact

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  • many societal groups have suffered consequences from being excluded / misrepresented in research
  • understanding of human behaviour lessened by failure to involve disabled, elderly or disadvantaged in our research
9
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explain a real world application of ethical implications

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  • IOC guidelines means Hubbard becomes first transgender to compete in olympics
  • takes testosterone suppressants
  • criticism suggests people who have undergone male puberty retain significant advantages even after taking medications to suppress testosterone levels