Ethical Principles Of The Social Research

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As my research deals with people then it is a must that my research should comply with ethical standards and professional research. According to Babbie (2008), There are ethical issues associated with the research study, including voluntary participation, no harm to participants, anonymity and confidentiality (Babbie, 2008, pp.67-71). Likewise, this research will address these ethical issues in advance in order to avoid violation of ethical norms of social research. In addition to the ethical norms mentioned above, there are some other ethical issues that I will consider encountering in my research. One of the major ethical principles of the social research is voluntary participation. Babbie highlights in his book that most of the cases,…show more content…
Before asking research participants to fill the questionnaire form, to attend an interview, to participate group discussion, informed consent form is distributed to each research participant for signing. Every research participant has a full right of withdrawing from the research during and after the completion process if he or she wishes to do. Another important form of ethical research norm is no harm to research participants and researchers. No harm is meant both physical and psychological aspects. Wiles (2013) describes that assessment of risk should consider possible harm, both physical and psychological aspects. In addition, the costs of participants, including money, time and inconvenience might be involved, although they volunteer in research project (Wiles, 2013). In my research that involves with community in forest areas and those settings pose to a dangerous situation such as danger of wild animals (snacks) when goes to visit the forest. Therefore, preparation of medical kits is absolutely necessary for the field visit events. Meeting places will be appropriately selected to make sure that research participants are safe. Psychological harms refer to Respondents’ responses may reveal some sort of information that would humiliate subjects or put their life in danger, break friendships and lose jobs. Researchers have to find out the possible danger and protect them. Frequently, subjects of the research request respondents to indicate unusual
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