Web Exercises

  1. There are many interesting websites that discuss philosophy of science issues. Read the summaries of positivism and interpretivism at https://prabash78.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/interpretivism-and-postivism-ontological-and-epistemological-perspectives/. How do these summaries add to your understanding of these philosophical alternatives?
  2. The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) offers an extensive online training course in the basics of human subjects’ protections issues. Go to the public access CITI site at https://www.citiprogram.org/rcrpage.asp?affiliation=100 and complete the course in social-behavioral-educational basic research. In a brief report, consider how effective the principles are in protecting human research subjects?
  3. Philip Zimbardo provides extensive documentation about the Stanford Prison Experiment at www.prisonexperiment.org. Read several documents that you find on this website. In a short essay, describe the steps that Dr. Zimbardo could have taken to better protect his research subjects.
  4. Read the entire ACJS Code of Ethics at https://www.acjs.org/page/Code_Of_Ethics?&hhsearchterms=%22ethic+and+statement%22. Discuss the meaning of each research standard.