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Recruiting Psychology Students to Participate in Faculty/Department Research: Ethical Considerations and Best Practices

Moorthy, Gyan

Introductory psychology courses often have high enrollments and present department faculty and staff with a large pool of potential research subjects.[1] At many institutions, professors make participation in department research a course requirement or offer extra credit as a participation incentive. Early participation is thought to benefit students by exposing them to the research process and to techniques they may encounter in the future.[2] Many students who choose to participate are pleased with their experience and feel more connected to their departmental community.[3] Nevertheless, the unique faculty-student relationship raises important questions about the ethics of student participation in faculty or department research.[4]

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Voices in Bioethics
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https://doi.org/10.7916/vib.v6i.7289

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Bioethics
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January 28, 2021