13.1: Deciding What to Share and With Whom to Share It
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- Identify the six questions social researchers should be able to answer to ensure that their ethical obligations have been met.
- Describe how differences in one’s audience might shape how a person shares research findings.
Research as Public Activity
Sharing It All: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- Why did I conduct this research?
- How did I conduct this research?
- For whom did I conduct this research?
- What conclusions can I reasonably draw from this research?
- Knowing what I know now, what would I do differently?
- How could this research be improved?
Knowing Your Audience
- As they prepare to share their research, researchers must keep in mind their ethical obligations to their peers, their research participants, and the public.
- Audience peculiarities will shape how much and in what ways details about one’s research are reported.
- Read a scholarly article of your choice. What evidence can you find that might indicate that the author gave some thought to the six questions outlined in this section?