POL 2156 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Causal Model, Hypothesis, Informed Consent
Understand the ethical considerations for social science research. Understand the elements that must be included in an informed consent form. Understand the key professional ethical considerations in each step of a research project. When research intrudes into the private sphere or delves into some deeply personal experience. When the study is concerned with deviance and social control (policy issues that would affect female offenders, sexual behaviour, etc) When it impinges on the exercise of coercion or domination (white researcher doing research with first nations people) Confidentiality - means that information may have names attached to it, but the researcher holds it in confidence or keeps it secret. Anonymity - means that subjects remain anonymous or nameless. (secondary datasets) Name/position they hold gives weight to findings (minister). Consent must be given to use their name. Elements that must be in an informed consent form. What activities the participants would be involved with (answer questions) & time duration.