Course Descriptions

HS 414F — Ethical Issues in Social Science Research

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

Provides students an opportunity to explore the ethical dimensions of social science research. Ethical considerations are an integral part of social science research because such research often involves the use of human participants from vulnerable populations. Although social science researchers are expected to have an understanding of the ethical issues associated with their discipline, few have the opportunity to develop this knowledge. In this course students examine different topics associated with research design, data collection, data interpretation, and publication of study findings. Usually offered every second year.
Sharon Reif