ETHICS AND IRB – CASE

Required Reading
Trident University International. (2017). Institutional Review Board. Website available at https://www.trident.edu/students-and-alumni/institutional-review-board/

Trident University International (2017). IRB Resources. PhD Trident Wiki. Available at http://phdtrident.pbworks.com/w/page/106578105/IRB%20tools

Protecting Human Research Participants. NIH Office of Extramural Research. Training site available at https://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php

Bhattacherjee, Anol, “Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices” (2012). Textbooks Collection. 3. http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/oa_textbooks/3

Optional Reading
Kitchener, K., & Kitchener, R. (2009). Social science research ethics: Historical and philosophical issues. In D. Mertens, & P. Ginsberg (Eds.), The handbook of social research ethics. (pp. 523). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Mabry, L. (2009). Governmental regulation in social science. In D. Mertens, & P. Ginsberg (Eds.), The handbook of social research ethics. (pp. 107121). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Speiglman, R., & Spear, P. (2009). The role of institutional review boards: Ethics: Now you see them, now you don’t. In D. Mertens, & P. Ginsberg (Eds.), The handbook of social research ethics.(pp. 121135). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc

Lincoln, Y. (2009). Ethical practices in qualitative research. In D. Mertens, & P. Ginsberg (Eds.), The handbook of social research ethics. (pp. 150170). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Wolf, A., Turner, D., & Toms, K. (2009). Ethical perspectives in program evaluation. In D. Mertens, & P. Ginsberg (Eds.), The handbook of social research ethics. (pp. 170185). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc

Mark, M., & Gamble, C. (2009). Experiments, quasi-experiments, and ethics. In D. Mertens, & P. Ginsberg (Eds.), The handbook of social research ethics. (pp. 198214). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Assignment Overview
In this assignment you will discuss Research Ethics, the ethical principles of scientific research, the purpose of the institutional review board and professional code of ethics.

Read carefully Chapter 16 of this book:

Bhattacherjee, Anol, “Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices” (2012). Textbooks Collection. 3. http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/oa_textbooks/3. Chapter 16. pp. 137-142

Case Assignment
Use the information provided in the readings to write a 5- to 7-page paper that discusses the ethical considerations for quantitative, qualitative, and action/evaluation research designs.

Explain the purpose of an Institutional Review Board (IRB). In your own words, describe the steps of the IRB process at Trident and provide a summary of the components required in the IRB application at Trident.

Finally, describe one professional code of ethics from an area of your choice.

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