Research Ethics

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1. The Belmont Report was published in ___.

  a. 1979

  b. 1989

  c. 1999

  d. 2009


2. Compliance means that investigators and institutions follow the _______________ that are set out for them.

  a. philosophy

  b. rules

  c. ideas

  d. all 3


3. Ethics is the study of how ____ action affects other humans, sentient beings, or the ecosystem.

  a. financial

  b. all

  c. organizational

  d. human


4. Ethical _____ provide(s) a way of making sense of the rules and regulations.

  a. analysis

  b. cases

  c. synthesis

  d. all 3


5. _____ is the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.

  a. falsification

  b. fabrication

  c. plagiarism

  d. lying


6. Respect for persons incorporates at least _______ ethical convictions.

  a. 1

  b. 2

  c. 3

  d. 4


7. Two general rules have been formulated as complementary expressions of beneficent actions in this sense: (1) do not _________ and (2) maximize possible benefits and minimize possible ___________.

  a. hurt

  b. evil

  c. harm

  d. all 3


8. Ethical researchers think ___ about the range of their behaviors that impact others.

  a. philosophically

  b. legally

  c. critically

  d. all 3


9. One is ethically responsible for far more than for what one can be held ___ accountable.

  a. legally

  b. generally

  c. organizationally

  d. all 3


10. Requirements for compliance prescribe a ________ standard for research practice.

  a. minimal

  b. maximal

  c. needed

  d. detailed