Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper on ethical considerations in communication research.
Include the following in your paper:
- Write a research question or develop a hypothesis (one-tail or two-tail) for a research study within the field of communication research. Use one of the questions or hypotheses written for your Getting Started in Communication Research Week 1 assignment.
Identify ethical implications of your study that may occur in order to answer the research question or test the hypothesis. Respond to the following as you identify the ethical implications of your study:
- Will participation be confidential or anonymous? What would you prefer if you were a participant of this study? Why?
- How might the wording of your questions asked by your study affect your research?
- Will your research require deception? On what basis might you justify this deception?
- Might any research participants be harmed by your research study?
Identify any research project in which you have been a participant. Did you experience any anxiety as a participant? Why or why not?
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.