ERIC Number: ED162372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Ethics and Expectations in Cross-Cultural Social Science Research.
Hamnett, Michael P.
Designed to answer some of the questions concerning the nature of professional ethics in the fields of anthropology, psychology, and sociology, this report outlines the range of ethical concerns of these three disciplines and describes the way in which these concerns have been previously presented. The first of the three sections of the report deals primarily with incidents, such as Project Camelot, which created both public and professional interest in social science ethics. The second section gives special attention to two statements on ethics: one produced by the American Anthropological Association and the other by a group of cross-cultural psychologists. The final section contains an overview of trends in the relationships between social scientists and those with whom they interact. It also provides examples of changes in the expectations institutions and individuals have of social scientists and suggests the need for further study of the social-ethical aspects of the research process. (FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Speech Communication Association Summer Conference on Intercultural Communication (Tampa, Florida, July 17-21, 1978)