Privacy in Research

Confidentiality Privacy in research refers to the confidentiality afforded to participants in the research. Why is Confidentiality Important in Research? Science depends on research participants to volunteer information regarding individual beliefs and actions on a host of topics. A participant…

Tuskegee Syphilis Study (1932-72)

1932-72 The Tuskegee Syphilis Study was initiated because known treatments for syphilis, in 1932, had shown little demonstrated effect, in addition to being toxic and dangerous. The dependent variable in the Tuskegee Experiment (the knowledge researchers wanted), was whether persons…

Informed Consent Policy

As shown by the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, the Stanford Prison Experiment and the Milgram Experiment, an informed consent policy is an essential part of any scientific research. All three of these studies broke the rules in different ways. In the…

Deception and research

Ethics is one of the most crucial areas of research, with deception and research increasingly becoming a crucial area of discussion between psychologists, philosophers and ethical groups. There is no doubt that, for many psychological and sociological experiments, the less…