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Soc Research Methods

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Soc Research Methods Soc 323

Natasha Notetaker
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Sociological Research Methods
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This 14 page Class Notes was uploaded by Natasha Notetaker on Monday February 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Soc 323 at University of North Dakota taught by Gleditsch in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see Sociological Research Methods in Sociology at University of North Dakota.


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Date Created: 02/01/16
CH 3: Ethics and Politics Outline • Questions about assignment 1? • Due 9:30 am Thursday January 28! • For Thursday: bring laptop. • Today • Ethical & political issues • Resolving these issues What are some of the ethical and political issues raised in social research? -4 different constraints: ethical, political, Ethical Issues • Primarily about methods used • Key issues • Voluntary participation • No harm to participants • Anonymity and confidentiality • Deception: be honest The Stanford Prison Experiment Politics of Research • Substance and use of research • Primary issues • Methodological • How is the study conducted? Politics of Research • Primary issues • Analysis and reporting • Honest about findings and research • Unbiased results • Interpretation Politics of Research • Primary issues • Analysis and reporting • Honest about findings and research • Unbiased results • Interpretation • Don’t allow your feelings and views to interfere with the research How do we resolve these types of dilemmas? Safeguarding • Participant level • Informed consent • Debriefing: talking things out at the end of the study • Share final results Safeguarding • Institutional level • Institutional Review Boards (IRB) • Review proposal involving humans • Federally funded entities • Risk versus benefits • Protected subjects Safeguarding • Institutional level • Professional Codes of Ethics • Confidentiality • Informed Consent • Rules of Research • Excessive Incentives • Full Disclosure & Honesty in Reporting • Plagiarism & Authorship • American Sociological Association • American Psychological Association Your project • What ethical or political issues are raised by your project? • How will you deal with these issues? Key terms • Anonymity • Code of Ethics • Confidentiality • Debriefing • Ethics • Informed Consent • Institutional Review Board (IRB) • Politics


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