Discussion Topic: Ethical issues and failures in research
Over the last several weeks you have collaborated with your teammates on the subject of ethics in research. In addition, you have touched upon the subject a number of times throughout the course as we have discussed the various research designs: how they can be used and why they can and cannot be used in specific situations. Referring to your own research proposal, what ethical situations and considerations may arise? How would they have to be handled? In responding to your peers’ posts, is it possible that they have overlooked something? Discuss what this may be (in a helpful and friendly tone, of course) and suggest solutions.
Discussion Topic: Most Interesting Research Section
Each of the different sections of a research report (abstract, introduction, method, results, conclusions, references) is important to the overall report, but different readers might find different sections to be of more interest to them. Which part (aside from the abstract) do you tend to focus most of your interest on, and why? Which sections are most practitioners (therapists, clinicians, etc.) working in the field likely read? Why? Is this any different from what scholars, researchers, or academics might read? If so, why?
Discussion Topic: Psychological Research with Animals
Using the Library or another source of academic or scholarly works, find a research article that uses animals as subjects. Discuss the method used in the study and whether or not it resulted in any harm to the animals. Were the findings, in your opinion, worth the potential or actual harm done to the animals? Would your feelings be different if it were a different type of animal? If, for example, a study that used cats used mice or rats instead? What if the study used monkeys or chimpanzees? Do you think that the nature of the animal subject (its species and basic appeal to humans) influences the ethical value judgment people make about such research? Should it?
350 words each question, APA Style and references within last 5 yrs