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I'd recommend consulting informally with IRB staff at your institution beforehand, usually (and maybe especially at a smaller institution?) they are willing to help out a bit at the design stage. Once you find the right person to contact, I'd convey to them almost exactly what you've posted here (probably via email), plus a bit more background on the actual ...


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The whole point of these lies is to prevent participants from changing their answers because they want to please the researchers or convey their personal beliefs about a topic. It is typical to inform participants about the true purpose at the end of the study if this is possible. Other times, studies use purposefully vague language in describing the ...


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The other issue is whether it is a closed Facebook group or a public Facebook group. If it is a closed group then privacy issues do apply. Public groups are accessible by everyone, so broader social media rules apply. Having said that, talking to your IRB about retrospective approval is essential. Some IRBs do not grant retrospective approvals full-stop, ...


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In a way, I agree with the answer given by AivanF. But more can be said. One of the greatest biologist of our times, the scientist Edward O. Wilson has something to say about what humanity has been calling good and evil, regardless of any particular world view. "What have been thought of as moral sentiments are now taken to mean moral instincts (as ...


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I think answers to your questions are fully based on your moral principles and your world view. Because there is no obvious common principles. Christians believe in objective rightness of God's rules. For atheists that is good doing, what is good for person and society. Some wild men can think that eating each other is a good thing for many generations. In ...


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The article could be How distressing is it to participate in medical research? A calibration study using an everyday events questionnaire. Petrie, K. J., Faasse, K., Notman, T. A., & O'Carroll, R. (2013). JRSM short reports, 4, 1-7. PDF available


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The enforceable ethical guidelines a given practitioner must adhere to are defined by several codes or areas of law: state licensure, (usually national) board certification, and employment contracts. On top of that, there are typically non-enforceable ethics codes on the profession level. I’m not sure what the ethical concern would be in the videos you’re ...


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As @Maria points out, a code of ethics would be formed from the governing regulatory bodies surrounding the profession within the country concerned. For example: All APA members are bound by the ethical code of the medical profession, specifically defined in the American Psychiatric Association’s Principles of Medical Ethics With Annotations Especially ...


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Institutional Review Boards (IRBS) are both legal and practical gatekeepers for researchers, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institutional_review_board. Practically, a social scientist may not be able to publish or receive funding support if their research is not approved. Legally, they also provide some cover. However, they are not guarantors of being ethical,...


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In addition to the previous answer, there's also a document called The Belmont Report which describes the ethical principles and guidelines for conducting research involving human subjects. Oftentimes, it is listed out in the informed consent form that deception will be used in the study, and it is also required to give out an adequate debrief session, ...


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Before we can even begin to discuss how to measure a person's relative good and bad degrees, we must define good and bad. These terms are far too vague on the surface. Even if we agreed on more specific terms such as moral and immoral, there would still be a fair amount of disagreement on their meanings. For example, moral could be grounded in religion; ...


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You would need to seek the professional advice of someone in the legal profession for this but as far as I am aware there are no provisions releasing anyone from legal duties under mandatory reporting requirements.


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