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Discuss how ethical considerations would be addressed before and during a psychological study

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´╗┐Discuss how ethical considerations would be addressed before and during the study Before the study, the researchers would have to obtain informed consent from the boys they wish to have participate in the study. They would do this by outlining to the boys what the research concerns and asking their permission to take part. The boys must be given information relating to the research?s purpose, the procedures that the research will involve, any foreseeable discomforts they might be subjected to and the length of time they?re expected to participate. This would be addressed by the researchers themselves talking to the boys directly explaining the study to them, or giving them a form with all the information on it that they would sign their consent on. ...read more.

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During the study, the researchers must ensure that the boys taking part in the research will not be caused distress. Therefore it is important that the boys must not be embarrassed, frightened, offended or harmed in any way. Normally, the risk of harm must be no greater than in ordinary life, i.e.: the participants shouldn?t be exposed to risks greater than the ones they face already. This would be very simple to address in this study as the researchers would simply have to be careful in the way they interact with the boys to ensure that they do not do or say anything that may do anything listed above. ...read more.

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To address this the researchers can take time at the end of a day of research or the end of a research method to inform the boys what they have done and if they have deceived the boys in any way before asking them if any of them opposed to being deceived and would like to have the data obtained from that deception removed. Confidentiality is another important ethical consideration that would have to be addressed during the study. Participants, and the data gained from them must be kept anonymous unless they give their full consent and no names must be used in a research report. In the boys? situation, care must also be given to ensure the boys are not identified by their descriptions either. ...read more.

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