Unethical Decision Making

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Understanding the Triggers, Impacts, and Prevention of Unethical Decision-Making Ethics is a topic that is not discussed and understood in detail in the professional or academic settings. Ethical codes such as The American Psychological Association’s (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct are often used to guide researchers but even this guide is too vague and generic (American Psychological Association, 2012). Because of this, researchers must go beyond what is listed in these ethical codes and take careful steps to ensure that they have a clear understanding of the steps that will be taken while planning and conducting their research. In the present paper, aspects of my doctoral research will be investigated to ensure compliance with not only those mentioned in The American Psychological Association’s (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct but my own lucid set of ethical standards that will be applied to my research. Researches have multiple responsibilities not only to themselves but also to the trust of their colleagues (Committee, 2009). The extant body of literature will be reviewed to highlight the common themes and or standards that present themselves, as they will be used as the framework for ensuring compliance and ethical integrity during my dissertation process. Literature Review Müller et al. (2013) conducted a qualitative case study by using holistic multiple-case design, with a single unit of analysis to determine the impact of the ethical decisions that project managers make. Data was collected by conducting nine case studies on companies that ranged from the oil industries to the pharmaceutical industries, completing 28 interviews, performing a review of the co... ... middle of paper ... ...bout sources of unethical decisions at work. Journal of Applied Psychology, 95(1), 1–31. doi:10.1037/a0017103 Kujala, J., Lämsä, A., & Penttilä, K. (2011). Managers’ moral decision-making patterns over time: A multidimensional approach. Journal Of Business Ethics, 100(2), 191-207. doi:10.1007/s10551-010-0467-4 Müller, R., Andersen, E. S., Kvalnes, Ø., Shao, J., Sankaran, S., Rodney Turner, J., Biesenthal, C., Walker, D. & Gudergan, S. (2013). The interrelationship of governance, trust, and ethics in temporary organizations. Project Management Journal, 44(4), 26–44. doi: 10.1002/pmj.21350 Northcentral University. (n.d.). The Institutional review board process. Retrieved from http://learners.ncu.edu/ncu_diss/default.aspx Northcentral University. (2007). Informed consent checklist. Retrieved from http://learners.ncu.edu/ncu_diss/default.aspx
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