Discussion: Field Research And Ethics

Discussion: Field Research And Ethics

Discussion: Field Research And Ethics

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Forum Question: Select from one of the two sets of questions (Paradigms and the Belmont Report)

1) Paradigms

Identify a sociological topic of interest to you.  Access the “Common Paradigms” link.

Discuss how three (3) of the specific qualitative research paradigms could be used to study this topic.

Are some paradigms better suited for certain topics?

Which paradigm(s) raise the biggest ethical concerns?

2) Belmont Report – Access the Belmont link in the course material

Explain what led to the creation of the Belmont Report?

What are the ethical considerations in research?

Explain the three principles of ethics?

THE

BELMONT REPORT
Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research

The Belmont Report was written by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research. The Commission, created as a result of the National Research Act of 1974, was charged with identifying the basic ethical principles that should underlie the conduct of biomedical and behavioral research involving human subjects and developing guidelines to assure that such research is conducted in accordance with those principles. Informed by monthly discussions that spanned nearly four years and an intensive four days of deliberation in 1976, the Commission published the Belmont Report, which identifies basic ethical principles and guidelines that address ethical issues arising from the conduct of research with human subjects.

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