In Advanced Research Methods for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Cambridge University Press

Ed. by John E. Edlund & Austin Lee Nichols.


This chapter explores the professional activity of researchers and research managers in social sciences considering the ethical principles that ought to shape their work. Because of academic researchers have different perceptions and attitudes regarding what constitute unethical behaviour in conducting their research, we offer an overview of the recommendations for best practices in social science research set out in professional codes of conduct and in other documents. In particular, this chapter focuses on the ethical issues related to the design, development, implementation, and publication of research projects.