Ethical Decision Making in Physical Activity Research / Edition 1

Ethical Decision Making in Physical Activity Research / Edition 1

by John Drowatzky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0873224736

ISBN-13: 9780873224734

Pub. Date: 02/15/1996

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Can scientific studies that expose subjects to potentially harmful situations be justified if the subjects are volunteers?

Should students be required to participate as subjects in research projects developed to benefit their professors?

Can a single set of ethical rules apply to all research situations?

These and other questions come under scrutiny in

Overview

Can scientific studies that expose subjects to potentially harmful situations be justified if the subjects are volunteers?

Should students be required to participate as subjects in research projects developed to benefit their professors?

Can a single set of ethical rules apply to all research situations?

These and other questions come under scrutiny in Ethical Decision Making in Physical Activity Research. Written by a lawyer and physical educator, this book explores the important relationship between ethics and the research process.

The book begins with a discussion of the scientific method and basic parameters of ethical behavior, then focuses on ethical concerns that can arise in the following situations:
-The selection and formation of the research question

-The work of institutional review boards

-Methodology, including the use of human and animal subjects, data collection, and statistical analysis

-The presentation of results, including publication

-Measures used to prevent fraud and misconduct
Fifteen case studies highlight the text and help readers develop sensitivity toward ethical issues in research and how to think ethically. Researchers can use the case studies to help them learn to
-identify the ethical dilemma in question,

-determine the choices available for resolving the dilemma,

-evaluate the ethics of the actual choice made to resolve the dilemma, and

-decide on the most appropriate course of action.
The author encourages readers to consider potential ethical issues from the moment the research problem is contemplated until it has been studied and published. The book also describes how to discipline fraudulent researchers and proposes how to improve ethical conduct.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873224734
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
02/15/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Nature and Role of Ethics

-Ethics

-Systems of Ethics

-Ethical Problems in Research

-Ethics and Integrity

-Summary
Chapter 2. Beginning the Research Project

-Developing the Problem

-Selection of Subjects

-Institutional Review Boards

-Summary
Chapter 3. Developing Your Methods

-Securing Subjects

-Using Animals in Research

-Data Collection

-Data Analysis

-Statistical Treatment

-Summary
Chapter 4. Handling Your Results

-Confidentiality

-Reporting Results

-Questions Remaining at End of Study

-Publication

-Summary
Chapter 5. Preventing Fraud and Misconduct

-Refereed Publications

-Institutional Responsibility

-Data Management

-Publication Practices

-Individual Responsibility

-Summary
Appendix A. The Nuremberg Code
Appendix B. Declaration of Helsinki
Appendix C. 42 Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 1
Appendix D. 45 Code of Federal Regulations, Subtitle A
Appendix E. 9 Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 1

Questions for Discussion

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