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What ethical issues should the researcher in item 3 take into account in designing the survey?

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A researcher personally in favor of smaller families must write survey questions in a way that does not indicate a preferred answer. The researcher must respect those who make choices different from his or her own on this issue. There would need to be a compelling reason to deceive participants.

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Researchers should not begin with a goal in mind, unlike the one in item three. That researcher has a personal preference toward smaller families as a way to address overpopulation. In designing a survey on this topic, care must be given to the way questions are written so that they do not lead respondents to answer in ways pleasing to the researcher instead of sharing their honest opinions...

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