Is it right for sociologists to misrepresent themselves or not identify themselves when they do research?

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In any type of research, it is important that the researcher identifies themselves, the purpose of their study, and seek consent from the respondents. Sociological research is no exception, and the sociologist is required to abide by the ethical standards of research. They should avoid misrepresenting their designation or purpose. The respondent should be aware of the purpose of the study and the individual or group conducting it.

However, sociologists and other researchers will challenge the idea of full disclosure during research, citing changes on the respondents. Researchers argue that the respondent will...

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