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PSCI2701B – Class 6 – Oct 15 2013.docx

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Political Science
PSCI 2701
Simon Langlois- Bertrand

PSCI2701BClass 6Oct 15 2013Introduction to EthicsWhere do you draw the line when conducting researchAlso about how to determine where to draw this lineEthics in PoliticsElected officials are there because of the public and can be removed by the publicthis makes lying problematicoOnly there because of trust of the publicPublic servants are usually in their position because of merit A lot of research used in building public policy in politics Must be researched and used ethicallyAiming to be ethical still doesnt determine the complex choice of making public policyEthics in Social ResearchDo no harm principleoYou cannot through your actions as researchers choose to change or impact psychologically any participant Cannot impact participants life without their consentMust have your project approved before conducting researchthought out all aspects of it Benefits largely outweigh risk Advance knowledge but still balance risks Risks includeoDivulging informationKeeping participants of research anonymous How not to put lives of participants in dangeroSelfknowledgeDo you effect the life of the person or not1
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