The American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, and the American Sociological Association are just a few of the professional associations which support ethical standards for research which go beyond the broad principles of beneficence, fidelity, integrity, justice, and respect for people’s rights (see pp 50-51 in Cozby and Bates, 2018). You can access the standards for several other organizations in this module. Be sure to review the specific standards for research for at least two organizations on the list.
All of the organizations mentioned above provide very specific guidance about a variety of ethical issues, including plagiarism, fraud, and misconduct. In this forum, you will consider how plagiarism and/or fraud and misconduct in researchmight affect the search for a COVID-19 vaccine or treatment. For example, what if a researcher excluded unfavorable results in a vaccine trial to make it appear as if the vaccine was more effective than it really was? What if a researcher plagiarized another researcher’s work on COVID-19?
Remember to use only objective, neutral (scientific) language.
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