Ethical Issues in Behavioral Research: Basic and Applied Perspectives

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 4, 2009 - Psychology - 432 pages
With concerns rising over the ethical dimensions of behavioral research and the developments in ethical codification and the research review process, Ethical Issues in Behavioral Research looks at the research community’s response to the ethical challenges that arise in the application of research approaches.

  • Focuses on ethical and legal aspects of participant research on the internet
  • Presents a practical framework for ethical decision making
  • Discusses the revised ethical principles and code of conduct of the American Psychological Association
  • A new chapter detailing ethical issues in marketing and opinion research, including a contrast of market and academic research and a summary of the author’s research comparing ethical trends in psychology and marketing fields
  • Offers in-depth coverage of recent ethical developments outside of the United States including an update of the survey of the international codes of ethics and recommendations for avoiding ethical pitfalls encountered in cross-national research
  • Includes a list of useful internet links devoted to ethical issues in research
  • Includes a Foreword by Herbert C. Kelman

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1 Introduction to Research Ethics
2 Ethical Principles in Behavioral Research Professional and Governmental Guidelines
3 Ethical Issues in the Conduct of Laboratory Research
4 Methodological Issues in the Use of Deception
5 Ethical Issues in the Conduct of Field Research
6 Applied Research I Therapeutic and Organizational Research
7 Applied Research II Marketing and Survey Research
8 Recruitment and Selection of Research Subjects
10 Ethical Review and the Communication of Results
Appendix 1 Annotated List of Web Links to Ethics Codes
Appendix 2 Psychology Codes of Ethics An International Survey
Appendix 3 Sample Research Application and Informed Consent Forms
Subject Index
Name Index

9 Ethical Issues in Research with Animals

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About the author (2009)

Allan J. Kimmel is Professor of Marketing at ESCP-EAP, European School of Management (Paris, France). His publications include Rumor and Rumor Control: A Manager’s Guide to Understanding and Combatting Rumors (2004) and Marketing Communication: New Approaches, Technologies, and Styles (edited, 2005).

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