FMLY 1010 Lecture 5: Lecture 5

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Family Social Sciences
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FMLY 1010
Christine A.Schippers

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lOMoARcPSD987298 Quasiexperiments compare groups without assigning the participants randomly (e.g. crosssectional studies) Yields more ambiguous results than a fully controlled experiment CrossCultural Research Ethnography = a detailed description of a single culture or context (based on extensive observation) Crosscultural research is important for 2 reasons: o 1. Developmentalists want to identify universal changes 2. Goal to produce findings that can be used to improve peoples lives, cross cultural research is critical to this goal Research Ethics Research ethics = the guidelines researchers follow to protect the rights of animals used in research and humans who participate in studies Guidelines are published by professional organizations (e.g. the CPA) Research committees make sure research sponsored by particular institution is ethical Respect for dignity of persons, responsible caring, integrity in relationships, and responsibility to society Protection from harm Unethical to do research that may cause permanent physicalpsychological harm If possibility of temporary harm, must provide way of repairing damage Informed consent Researchers must inform participants of any possible harm, and have them sign contract that they are aware of risks o Children need permission form their parents o Children older than 7 must also give their own consent Have right to discontinue participation in a study at any time Confidentiality Keep identities of participants confidential Exception when children reveal to researchers that they have been abused by an adult Knowledge of results Right to written summary of a studys results Deception Right to be informed of deception as soon as a study is over CHAPTER 2: Theories of Development
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