Research Roles Descriptive Essay

Research Roles
A description of the role of the researcher in gathering data from people.
# 116682 | 1,051 words | 2 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Oct 18, 2009 in Psychology (Testing) , Psychology (Case Studies)

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This paper describes the qualities needed by those who carry out research by surveying or interviewing people. The paper looks at both site-based research and sponsor-based research and discusses the educational and ethical standards, as well as the experience and interpersonal skills that researchers need to have in order to achieve the best results. The writer explains that respect for and empathy with the respondent are key in performing these types of research.

Site Based Enterprise
Sponsor Based Enterprise

From the Paper:

"A feeling of respect is important for participants, who will feel empowered and assured that they are undertaking a professional process in which none of their responses or comments will be shared with others without their express consent. Confidentiality raises issues between the ethical and legal implications of a relationship
between a researcher and a participant, in which it is my belief that ethics should take precedence. It is difficult to maintain confidentiality at times, and attention must be paid to the fact that this information should not be disclosed later even if the conditions do not seem to be ones that will adversely affect the participant."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hepworth, Dean H., Rooney, Ronald H., and Jo Ann Larsen (2001). Direct Research Practice. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.
  • Smith, D (2009). 5 principles for research ethics. APA Monitor.

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