Discussion | SOCW 6301 – Social Work Practice Research I | Walden University

       

Week 2 

  

Ethical Issues in Social Work Research 

   

Resources 

  

Readings 

  • Yegidis, B. L., Weinbach, R. W., & Myers, L. L. (2018). Research methods for social workers (8th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.
    o Chapter 2, “Ethical Issues in Research” (pp. 24-51)
     
  • Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., Brocksen S. (Eds.). (2014). Sessions: Case histories. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Sourcee-reader].
    o TheParkerFamily
     
  • Labott, S. M., & Johnson, T. P. (2004). Psychological and social risks of behavioral research. IRB: Ethics & Human Research, 26(3), 11–15.
     
  • Nicotera, N., & Walls, N. E. (2010). Challenging perceptions of academic research as bias free: Promoting a social justice framework in social work research methods courses. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 30(3), 334–350.
     
  • Ries, N. M. (2007). Growing up as a research subject: Ethical and legal issues in birth cohort studies involving genetic research. Health Law Journal, 15, 1–41.
     
  • National Institutes of Health Office of Human Subjects Research Regulations and Ethical Guidelines. (n.d.). Ethical principles for human subjects research. Retrieved June 8, 2016, from https://humansubjects.nih.gov/ethical-guidelines- regulations
     
  • Walden University (n.d.). Academic Guides: Research Ethics & Compliance: Welcome from the IRB. Retrieved September 12, 2016, from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/orec
     
  • Research Ethics FAQs for Doctoral Students in the Clinical/Intervention Fields: Practical Tips for Avoiding Delays and Problems in the Research Approval Process
     
  • Endicott, L. (2010). Institutional review board (IRB): Frequently asked questions [Online tutorial]. Retrieved from https://crq.adobeconnect.com/irb/
     

                   

Discussion 2 

  

The Research Approval Process 

Post a description of two ways the guidelines in Walden University’s IRB document may impact the selection of a research population, research setting, and/or research design. Please use the Resources to support your answer. 

The early years of the 20th century were host to a number of unethical research studies. Research involving the way that a young child reacts to and generalizes fear responses, medical experiments conducted in concentration camps, and observing the way people respond to authority were just a few of the most famous experiments whose byproduct was placing clients in physical pain and/or mental anguish. Since then, it has been recognized that research subjects need to be protected from the flagrant disregard of researchers. This week, you consider the guidelines in Walden University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) document, “Research Ethics FAQs for Doctoral Students in the Clinical/Intervention Fields: Practical Tips for Avoiding Delays and Problems in the Research Approval Process.”

Please not that this a master level program

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