Ethics Assignments

Ethics Case

The research protocol for a study of a drug on hypertension requires the administration of the drug at different doses to fifty laboratory mice, with chemical and behavioral tests to determine toxic effects. Tom has almost finished the experiment for Dr. Q. He has only five mice left to test; however, he really wants to finish his work in time to go to Florida on spring break with his friends, who are leaving that night. He has injected the drug in all fifty mice but has not completed all of the tests. He therefore decides to extrapolate from the forty-five completed results to produce the five additional results.

Task:

In a minimum of 300 words, post to the Discussion Area your responses to the following:

•Define research ethics.

•On the basis of the case you selected, discuss the ethical issues present.

•Explain the pitfalls that could occur if the problem is not addressed.

•Discuss how you would address the problem if you were the manager, dissertation chair, doctoral research mentor, or supervisor of the person involved in the case you selected.

•Use at least one scholarly citation and cite the sources in the body of your work using APA standards.

•Prepare a reference list.

**Support your rationale and analysis by using at least two resources from professional literature in your response***