The dual role of psychologist-researcher : using psychological assessments for research purposes

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Kewley, Erika P.
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, c2013
This project presents an extensive analysis of the ethical implications present when psychologists use data from their clients' psychological assessments for research purposes. This is an important relationship to explore, as it presents numerous ethical dilemmas related to the responsibilities as outlined in the Canadian Psychological Association's (2000) code of ethics. the presentation of a fictitious case study demonstrated the applicability and importance of addressing the ethical issues that occur when psychological assessments are used for research purposes. This project provides psychologists with a guide to the best ethical practice when using standardized and unstandardized assessments in their research studies. Through a discussion of the ethical issues present in the case study, this project demonstrates how research and further critical analysis are needed to address the gaps in the literature regarding the ethical dilemmas present in using psychological assessments for research purposes and the dual role of the psychologist-researcher. The final contributions of this project include a comprehensive list of best practice recommendations that psychologists should consider when using assessments in their research studies and a draft manuscript that is based on the context in this project and will be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal.
xi, 129 leaves ; 29 cm
Psychology -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects , Human experimentation in psychology -- Moral and ethical aspects , Psychologists -- Professional ethics , Ethics