Read the following scenarios.
Write a 90- to 175-word response to the following questions associated with each scenario. Ensure what you are describing is a research method and not a research design.
- A psychologist is interested in learning more about how children interact with each other during the school day. The psychologist is particularly interested in discovering the ways in which children behave when they think they are not being watched. What research method would be best used to conduct this type of research? Why? What ethical concerns might be an issue in this type of research?
- As a researcher, I am interested in learning whether there is a connection between sleep and test scores. For example, I want to know if an increase in sleep improves test scores. What type of research method would I use? Why? What ethical concerns might present an issue when conducting this type of research?
- If I want to research whether a new medication has an effect on depression, and I want to compare the medication against a placebo, what research method might I use? Why? What ethical concerns might be an issue in this type of research?
- A researcher gathers information for a study from a popular social media network, but does not ask the participants for their consent to use their information. What are the ramifications of this action? Is it illegal if the information is public? Would an individual whose information was used have recourse if their information was published without their knowledge and consent? Explain.