Video Links

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  • Stanford Prison Study
    • BBC documentary of Phillip Zimbardo's 1971 "Prison Experiment" at Stanford University.
  • The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
    • This video provides an overview of the infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment and key ethical issues related to it.
  • Institutional Review Board
    • Discussion on IRB and research ethics.
  • Honesty and Openness
    • It is important to understand the nature of the sponsor of social research. When the study is of national significance, the methodology demands a more robust and considered approach. All agencies make detailed data from their polls available on request, usually on their websites. The sample size, interviewing method and fieldwork dates of the poll must be published alongside the findings to enable the audience to evaluate the findings. Furthermore, the results of social research are written in a neutral form because interpretation is the responsibility of the users of that information. There are criticisms of political polls, not least because there is anecdotal evidence to suggest that the process of opinion polling may affect voting behaviour. Long-term studies show trends, but peaks and troughs can sometimes be attributed in changes in the data collection method rather than real changes. The report-writer must therefore be prepared to delve into studies far more deeply than might be anticipated.
  • Privacy and Confidentiality
    • This video addresses human subjects' rights to privacy and confidentiality in research.