HUMAN RESEARCH ETHICS

RESEARCH MERIT AND INTEGRITY

PART A
Achievment Test

The following questions are designed to enable you to show that you have understood the essential ethical features of the value of research merit and integrity that is used in the National Statement.

Feedback is provided on your answers. Where this indicates that you have not selected the optimal answer, you will be directed to review this Part and answer the question a second time.

A1. Which is the most accurate statement of what research merit is as an ethical consideration in human research?

Select which of the following you regard as the best answer.

     

bad science is bad ethics

This is not the best answer.

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research that cannot generate valid results exploits participants.

This is the best answer.

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defective research design wastes participants' time

Although this is true, it is not the best answer.

A2. Which of the following is the most accurate statement of why researcher integrity is an ethical consideration in human research?

Select which of the following you regard as the best answer.

     

researcher misconduct always harms participants

This is not the best answer.

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researchers who lack integrity treat participants with disrespect

This is the best answer.

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dishonest researchers always deceive participants

This is not the best answer.

A3. Which of the following is the most accurate statement of the role of ethical review bodies in relation to the research merit of a human research proposal?

Select which of the following you regard as the best answer.

     

ethical review bodies must always be satisfied that research has merit

This is the correct answer.

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ethical review bodies must always conduct their own investigations in order to determine whether a research proposal has merit

This is not the best answer.

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ethical review bodies should only express any opinion about whether a research proposal has merit when the proposal has been subject to a formal scientific review

This is not the best answer.