MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

401 views

What are ethical issues in psychological research?

professional psychological organisations lay down guidelines and rules that need to be followed in order to avoid harming our participants in any way. this moral guidelines ensure that all experiments are conducted in a safe and controlled way to protect everyone involved.

some examples of ethical guidelines are:

Debriefing: this involves informing the participants what the research consisted of at the end of the experiment. The experimenter must also ensure that no harm was inflicted on the participants and that they leave in the same condition they arrived in. This is crucial if any deception took place at any point in the experiment.

Informed consent: this entails all participants to give their consent after knowing the study in full. However in some studies this may not be possible as a method of deception is used.

Confidentiality: all identities of participants must remain confidential according to the Data Protection Act.

Right to Withdraw: particiapnts should be clear in the knowledge that they have a right to withdraw from the experiment at any time, or to withdraw their results at the end during debreifing.

Doron L. A Level Psychology tutor, GCSE Biology tutor, GCSE Maths tut...

2 years ago

Answered by Doron, an A Level Psychology tutor with MyTutor

Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

34 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£20 /hr

Kathryn D.

Degree: Psychology (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered: Psychology, English Literature+ 1 more

Psychology
English Literature

“Hello! It's nice to meet you!  I have always had a fixation with finding out how things work (the more complicated, the better), and so when I began studying psychology at A-Level, I was immediately hooked. After completeing my A-Leve...”

MyTutor guarantee

£20 /hr

Holly K.

Degree: English literature (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered: Psychology, Extended Project Qualification+ 5 more

Psychology
Extended Project Qualification
English Literature
English Language
.ELAT
-Personal Statements-

“About me: I am an English Literature student at Durham University, having sat English at GCSE and A-Level, as well as doing an Extended Project Qualification on literature. I am a firm believer that the beauty of English lies in the f...”

£20 /hr

Carys R.

Degree: Combined Honours in Social Sciences (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered: Psychology, Geography+ 3 more

Psychology
Geography
Biology
-Personal Statements-
-Oxbridge Preparation-

“Hello, I'm Carys! About me! I am in my 2nd year of studying Geography and Anthropology at Durham University.I really enjoy my degree and have always been interested in the contemporary challenges facing societies, so I hope that I ca...”

About the author

Doron L.

Currently unavailable: for new students

Degree: psychology (Bachelors) - Bristol University

Subjects offered: Psychology, Science+ 2 more

Psychology
Science
Maths
Biology

“Hi! I'm Doron and I'm a student at the University of Bristol. I'm here to help with Maths, Biology and Psychology!”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Other A Level Psychology questions

Why do researchers need ethical approval to conduct psychological research?

What is the self fulfilling prophecy?

What is CBT?

How do I write a hypothesis that will gain full marks in the exam?

View A Level Psychology tutors

Cookies:

We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok