Ashford 6: – Week 5 – 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. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Ethics is an important part of every research project. Adherence to ethical guidelines helps researchers protect both themselves and participants. Reflect on the study you proposed in Discussion 1 this week. Review the reading from your course textbook as well as the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct and Institutional Review Boards Frequently Asked Questions: Information Sheet articles. Select one ethical guideline from these sources that relates to your study proposal from Discussion 1. Briefly describe the guideline and explain how you would address its specifications in your study. Provide an example and be as specific as possible as you explain.
The class’ selections should vary (please do not all pick the same guideline) and your selection must relate to your specific topic from Discussion 1. Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and utilize at least one scholarly source (e.g., the course textbook, a peer-reviewed article from the Ashford University Library, or a professional web source), cited according to APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates who chose a different ethical guideline than you. Did they adequately describe how they would address the topic? Why or why not? Reinforce your thoughts regarding their description with a reference from the literature that supports your claim.
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