Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Discussion 2
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.
Ethics in Research
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Briefly describe the population from which data will be collected from during future implementation of the action research study. View the Belmont Report, Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research. Then watch the following videos*:
*WARNING: The following videos contain strong or potentially offensive language. Obedience to Authority_Stanley Milgram Experiment Feature Film – The Stanford Prison Experiment (Documentary) Apology to survivors of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment
According to Mills (2014), “all research studies involve ethical considerations. Therefore, all researchers must be aware of and attend to the ethical considerations related to their studies” (p. 27). Therefore, identify the potential ethical concerns associated with the topic you selected in Week One in collecting the type of data you plan to collect from this particular population. How will you address those ethical concerns when designing your action research project around this topic? Be sure to keep in mind the big three ethical principles: respect for persons, beneficence, and justice, as well as informed consent, assessment of risk, and selection of subjects as discussed in the Belmont Report and to refer to them in your response. Having no ethical considerations is not an option.
Guided Response: Take on the role of fellow teacher, building or district/regional administrator, parent, IRB, or other role. Respond to at least two of your classmates, and imagine you are listening to your co-worker explain via their initial post the ethical issues they need to be aware of and/or address when framing their action research study. What insight can you provide based on what you learned from your study of ethical rules and procedures in research involving human subjects? What did they miss? How might they handle a potentially sticky ethical concern? *It is expected you follow up by the last day of the week to provide a secondary response to any comments or questions your instructor may have provided. This is part of the grading criteria as a demonstration of critical thinking.
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