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Is it right for sociologists to not identify themselves when doing research? 

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acbell5289 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 30, 2012 at 5:29 PM via web

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Is it right for sociologists to not identify themselves when doing research? 

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chickflik999 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted September 1, 2012 at 1:58 AM (Answer #1)

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It is unethical in the field of social sciences for a sociologist to decline to identify themselves. Sociologists must collect informed consent from each of the research participants before beginning research. Informed consent is given so that individuals are aware of the implications of their participation in a study.

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