Business Research Ethics
Resources: The University Library or the Electronic Reserve Readings
Identify a business research project in your own business or locate a
business research article in the library. This project should be one that
you perceive to be conducted in an ethical manner.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you create a set of ethical research guidelines for the research:
• Summarize the business research project or article.
• What unethical research practices should be avoided in this project?
• Which particular parties involved in the research could face injury? What injuries could occur?
• How could unethical behavior in this research affect the organization, the individual, and society?
• How could the unethical behavior be monitored or resolved if found to be occurring?
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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BUSINESS RESEARCH ETHICS 2 Business Research Ethics As in other aspects of business, all parties in research should exhibit ethical behavior. Ethics are norms or standards of behavior that guide moral choices about our behavior and our relationships with others. The goal of ethics in research is to ensure that no one is harmed or suffers adverse consequences from research activities. (Cooper, Donald R., and Pamela S. Schindler, 2008, p. Ch. 02, p.34) Informed consent of the participant : as told in the book informed consent means, “Securing informed consent from participants is a matter of fully disclosing the procedures of the proposed survey or other research design before requesting permission to proceed with the study” (Cooper, Donald R., and Pamela S. Schindler, 2008, p. Ch. 02, p.37). Consent is important because by giving consent the participant knows what he is indulging into. By taking consent the interviewer is freed from any legal liability at a later date in case the participant claim that he never consented for the research process or the interview. Also any participant will never give consent without understanding the research or interview first, hence it also helps in increasing the understanding the of the participant so that he can participate in the research process better and more intellectual way. 1.