Part A

Discuss an ethical consideration for the data collection procedure and how you will address this issue. (300 words)

Part B

In this assignment you will discuss Research Ethics, the ethical principles of scientific research, the purpose of the institutional review board and professional code of ethics.

Read carefully Chapter 16 of this book:

Bhattacherjee, Anol, “Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices” (2012). Textbooks Collection. 3. Chapter 16. pp. 137-142

Trident University International. (2017). Institutional Review Board. Website available at

Trident University International (2017). IRB Resources. PhD Trident Wiki. Available at

Protecting Human Research Participants. NIH Office of Extramural Research. Training site available at

Case Assignment

Use the information provided in the readings to write a 5- to 7-page paper that discusses the ethical considerations for quantitative, qualitative, and action/evaluation research designs.

Explain the purpose of an Institutional Review Board (IRB). In your own words, describe the steps of the IRB process at Trident and provide a summary of the components required in the IRB application at Trident.

Finally, describe one professional code of ethics from an area of your choice.

Assignment Expectations

Length: The written component of this assignment should be 5-7 pages long (double-spaced) without counting the cover page and reference page.

Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to the questions.

Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted for minor errors, assignments are expected to adhere to standard guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity. We encourage you to use tools such as and proofread your paper before submission.

When you write your paper make sure you do the following:

Answer the assignment questions directly.

Stay focused on the precise assignment questions. Do not go off on tangents or devote a lot of space to summarizing general background materials.

Use evidence from your readings to justify your conclusions.

Be sure to cite at least five credible resources.