Every researcher has an obligation to plan and implement an ethically sound research project. Your doctoral research project must meet high standards for ethical conduct, particularly with respect to the treatment of human subjects participating in your study.
In this self-study module, access the PowerPoint presentation below and review the information, clicking through to the various video and web-based resources embedded in the presentation.
Then, in the discussion forum below, evaluate the Nuremberg Code, the “Common Rule,” and the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, and answer the following questions:
- What do these ethical guidelines have in common?
- What are the over-arching principles in the three sets of guidelines that apply to the treatment of human research participants?
- Of these, which resonate most strongly for you as a graduate student researcher?