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Ethics in Psychological Research
A Practical Guide for the Student Scientist



November 2018 | 120 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Ethics in Undergraduate Research: A Practical Guide for the Student Scientist by Daniel Corts and Holly Tatum helps student researchers and their mentors answer ethical questions, navigate institutional policies, and understand issues related to academic freedom. The authors guide students in identifying, preventing, mitigating, and resolving ethical issues in research using a unique ethical framework model. Each chapter provides real life examples of ethical questions, a description of scholarly work on the matter, and suggestions for how to address similar problems should they arise in the researcher's own work. With concise chapters that provide practical solutions, Ethics makes an excellent, succinct, and easy-to-use guidebook or reference for any student conducting research.
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Chapter 1: Ethics and Values in Psychological Science
Values in Science  
Values and the Integrity of Research  
Open Science  
Psychologist's Code of Ethics  
Ethics and the Student Scientist  
A Look at What's Ahead  
Chapter Summary  
 
Chapter 2: Before the Research Begins: Understanding Freedoms and Responsibilities
Academic Freedom  
Responsibility in Student-Mentor Relationships  
Conclusions  
 
Chapter 3: Ethics of Collaborating: Ownership and Authorship
Ethical Values in Collaborative Research  
Data Ownership  
Authorship  
Chapter Summary  
Appendix A: A Student-Faculty Research Agreement  
 
Chapter 4: Managing Risks with Human Subjects
Human Subject Protections  
Identifying Risks  
Preventing, Reducing, and Justifying Risks  
Benefits of Research  
Challenges Unique to Student Researchers  
Applying the PASA Model  
Chapter Summary  
 
Chapter 5: Navigating the IRB Review Process
Introducing the IRB  
Defining Research  
Preparing to Communicate With the IRB  
Writing Your IRB Proposal  
Conclusions  
 
Chapter 6: Working With Animal Subjects
Rules and Regulations for Use of Animals in Research  
Justification of Research  
Capabilities of the Personnel and Institution  
The Student Researcher  
Chapter Summary  
 
Chapter 7: Research Misconduct
Research Misconduct  
Research Misconduct is Harmful  
Questionable Research Practices  
Handling Research Misconduct  
Consequences of Research Misconduct  
Chapter Summary  
 
Chapter 8: Ethics of Statistical Practices
Statistics in Research  
Domains of Ethics in Statistical Practice  
Responsible Use and Reporting of Data and Methodology  
Abusing Researcher Degrees of Freedom  
Recommendations for Statistical Analysis  
The Open Science Framework  
Ethical Responsibilities to Others  
Conclusion  
Chapter Summary  
 
Chapter 9: Ethical Writing Practices
The Literature Review  
What is Plagiarism?  
Why is Plagiarism Unethical?  
Peer Review  
Chapter Summary  

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