Assignment 1: Ethical Considerations for Conducting Research in Industrial/Organizational Settings
There are many ethical issues involved in conducting research involving human participants in general; however, some are particularly tricky within an organizational setting.
Further complicating the matter, APA has established ethical guidelines. They are not specifically oriented toward industrial/organizational (I/O) research. It is important to take time to consider some of the more likely ethical dilemmas an industrial/organizational (I/O) researcher might encounter so as to help avoid them.
Your instructor will assign you to one of the following topics:
Topic 1: Multiple or conflicting roles within an organization
Topic 2: Participant (employee) rights (informed consent, confidentiality, and privacy) in organizational settings
Topic 3: Censoring data
Research your topic and explain why this is an ethical concern for conducting research in industrial/organizational (I/O) settings.
Review the APA code of ethics as it pertains to your topic and report your findings.
Develop a set of guidelines to avoid an ethical dilemma involving your topic while conducting research in industrial/organizational (I/O) settings.
Present your work in an initial post, with a subheading for each of the specific bullet points noted above. Include, at a minimum, 2–3 paragraphs for each subheading. Follow APA guidelines for writing and citing text. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.
By the due date assigned, post your responses to this Discussion Area.