Applying ethical standards to research and evaluations involving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations

James I. Martin, William Meezan

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Abstract

This manuscript examines the application of ethical standards to research on LGBT populations and the evaluation of programs and practices that impact them. It uses social work's Code of Ethics (National Association of Social Workers, 1996) and psychology's Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (American Psychological Association, 1992) to examine specific ethical issues as they pertain to research involving LGBT populations. It notes that when conducting studies with these populations, researchers may need to take additional measures to protect participants from harm and to ensure the relevance and usefulness of their findings. In addition, heterosexist and genderist biases are examined as ethical issues, as is the tension between scientific objectivity and values in research involving LGBT populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch Methods with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages181-201
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780203057155
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Bisexual
  • Ethics
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Professional codes of ethics
  • Research
  • Research bias
  • Transgender

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Martin, J. I., & Meezan, W. (2012). Applying ethical standards to research and evaluations involving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations. In Research Methods with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations (pp. 181-201). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203057155