Ethical Issues

How social scientists design and conduct research is critical to its credibility and the future of scientific inquiry. And while there have been more ethical than unethical research, we can learn a lot from the mistakes of the past and must consider how that history impacts our research today. This week you’ve learned about several ethical issues social science researchers must contend with in their research design, data collection, dissemination of their findings, etc. This is especially true when it comes to marginalized communities, who have been historically mistreated by researchers. This discussion will challenge you to consider various ethical issues and their repercussions nearly 100 years later.

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Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment (Links to an external site.)

For your prompt POST (click the reply button below), identify two ethical issues from the text and discuss how they connect to the Tuskegee Experiment. How was it possible so many participants were deceived for so long? How might the researchers have justified the experiment and continuing the deception? Is there any way this could have been done differently, more ethically? Do you think the results of this study outweighed the obvious risks to participants?. PS:Strive for at least 2 well-developed paragraph for your post, topic sentence, evidence/support, concluding sentence, etc. Please cite and link to additional resources (other than course materials) in APA style. and I will provide the lecture below.