Ethics in Quantiative Analysis
Criminal Justice Research 6216
Discussion – Week 10
DiscussionEthics in Quantitative Analysis
As this week’s introduction suggested, ethical questions sometimes arise in research and data analysis. These ethical questions can have wide-ranging consequences for the researcher, the field of criminal justice, and for the populations that might be affected by decisions based on this research. Thus, knowledge of how to make ethical decisions when faced with challenging research situations and how to scrutinize the research findings of others for ethical pitfalls are important skills to have.For this Discussion, consider potential examples of researcher misconduct related to quantitative research. Think about why these examples may occur and how they may be prevented. Finally, consider how you would define what it means to be an ethical researcher and why this is important.With these thoughts in mind:Post by Day 4 an example of an unethical behavior related to quantitative research. Explain why this situation may occur and how it could be prevented. Finally, explain what it means to you to be an ethical researcher and why this is important.