This task will explore the ethical guidelines to be complied by psychologists in research and analysed the issues as well as importance to conform why it must be followed at all times.
Ethical guidelines have become a vital part of modern psychology with regards to extensive reviews of the researches before it can be implemented, as noted in (The Ethical Principles for Conducting Research with Human Participant).
The purpose of these guideline is to protect research participants, the reputation of psychology and psychologist themselves.
At the outset, researchers must obtain the informed consent all participants to encourage consensual agreement. However, some areas of the research ...view middle of the document...
Participant must be given the right to withdraw from the programme whenever they choose to protect their human right. However, it did not always happen- Zimbardo et al (1973), prison simulation research was stopped despite the positive reaction from participate. Therefore, their right was not exercised appropriately.
Generally, hidden observation creates the most ecological valid data however this raise concerns about invading privacy. This issues could be creating concerns in some part of research for instance researching about inmate behaviour as oppose to crowd behaviour.
It is notable that ethical guidelines could also raise issues when conducting a research on particular group. However, these ethical norms promote mutual respect and maintain confidentiality. The norms also ensure that researchers can be made accountable to the public in terms of protecting the subject and misconduct. Thus help to build public support in the research and promote variety of moral importance.
Likewise, ethical lapses in research could significantly harm human and animal subjects, and the public. For example, a researcher who fabricates data in a clinical trial may harm patients or a researcher who fails to abide...