HCS 465 Research Ethics and Validity


Question Description

Using the University Library, locate one peer-reviewed research study with possible ethical concerns. You may use a research study you identified in the Week Two Annotated Bibliography assignment if appropriate but not the same article used in the Week Three Learning Team assignment.

Review ethical principles learned this week. When you select your article, consider the possible ethical issues in the research process: sampling, methodology, data collection, etc. The focus should be on the research study, not the health issue.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper addressing the following:

  • Include an introduction and conclusion
  • Summarize the research study.
  • Describe the ethical guidelines from our class material
  • Provide an example of how the selected research study did or did not comply with the ethical guidelines from our class.
  • Define validity and relate it to the research study.
    • Hint: Review previous learning activities for key validity concepts, including internal and external validity and associated threats to validity.
  • Discuss how stakeholders can influence health care research.

Cite at least 3 peer-reviewed scholarly references.

Format your assignment and references according to APA guidelines.

Tutor Answer

School: UT Austin



Research Ethics and Validity
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Research ethical guidelines are formulated to protect the author, the population under study
as well as the audience of the research. The article under review addresses some issues that
surround the treatment and care of patients with diabetes. The author identifies the primary goals
of the US health care system as cost-effectiveness and patient-centricity. For the health sector to
attain a value-based system of diabetes care, the author suggests that access to care and patientreported outcomes be considered in calculating value. The input of the patients, as well as the
physicians, is to be given priority in formulating policies. Following the research guidelines makes
the study valid, reliable, and acceptable. It also avoids any possible legal suit.
Summary of the Research Study
According to the article, “Achieving a Patient-Centered, Value-Based System of Diabetes
Care in the United States: Report on a National Stakeholder Summit,” diabetes mellitus is a chronic
condition that has significant economic and health implications on the population. According to
the Centers for Disease Control has charac...

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