When we think of ethics, we usually think of guidelines for differentiating between what is right and what is wrong. For example, consider the Golden Rule (“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”) or the Hippocratic Oath (“First, do no harm”). We are exposed to ethical norms for behavior in many settings (home, school, church, etc.) and from an early age.
In this assignment, answer the following question 7-10 full pages, not including citations and title pages:
If ethical norms for behavior are so commonplace, and guidelines for ethical decision making are common sense, why must we consider the ethical implications of research in this course or any information technology class?