Part One       INTRODUCTION TO      BUSINESS RESEARCH5-1
Chapter Five           ETHICS IN      BUSINESS RESEARCH5-2
What are Research Ethics?      • Ethics are norms or standards of behavior        that guide moral choices about our behav...
Ethical Treatment of Participants      • Begin data collection by explaining to the        participant the benefits expect...
Deception      • The participant is told only part of the truth        or when the truth is fully compromised      • To pr...
Issues Related to Protecting Participants      • Informed consent      • Debriefing      • Right to Privacy/Confidentialit...
Ethical Issues related to the Client      • Sponsor non-disclosure      • Purpose non-disclosure      • Findings non-discl...
Ethics Related to Sponsor      • Sometimes researchers will be asked by        sponsors to participate in unethical behavi...
Ethical Issues related to          Researchers and Team Members      • Safety      • Ethical behavior of assistants      •...
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Rm5 ethics in research

  1. 1. Part One INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS RESEARCH5-1
  2. 2. Chapter Five ETHICS IN BUSINESS RESEARCH5-2
  3. 3. What are Research Ethics? • Ethics are norms or standards of behavior that guide moral choices about our behavior and our relationships with others • The goal is to ensure that no one is harmed or suffers adverse consequences from research activities5-3
  4. 4. Ethical Treatment of Participants • Begin data collection by explaining to the participant the benefits expected from the research • Explain to the participants that their rights and well-being will be adequately protected, and say how this will be done • Be certain that interviewers obtain the informed consent of the participant5-4
  5. 5. Deception • The participant is told only part of the truth or when the truth is fully compromised • To prevent biasing the participants before the survey or experiment • To protect the confidentiality of a third party5-5
  6. 6. Issues Related to Protecting Participants • Informed consent • Debriefing • Right to Privacy/Confidentiality • Data Collection in Cyberspace5-6
  7. 7. Ethical Issues related to the Client • Sponsor non-disclosure • Purpose non-disclosure • Findings non-disclosure • Right to quality research5-7
  8. 8. Ethics Related to Sponsor • Sometimes researchers will be asked by sponsors to participate in unethical behavior. • To avoid coercion by sponsor the researcher should: – Educate sponsor to the purpose of research – Explain researcher’s role – Explain how distortion of the truth leads to future problems – If necessary, terminate relationship with sponsor5-8
  9. 9. Ethical Issues related to Researchers and Team Members • Safety • Ethical behavior of assistants • Protection of anonymity5-9

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