Ethical Issues in Social Science Research
- 1Department of Economics, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, (A Central University), Amarkantak, MP, India
- 2Department of Economics, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, (A Central University), Amarkantak, MP, India
Res. J. Management Sci., Volume 5, Issue (10), Pages 37-41, October,6 (2016)
This paper has made an attempt to explain ethical issues in social science research. The enrollment in Indian higher education system has grown quickly. Particularly the Ph.D. enrollments increase almost thrice in last one decade. The coordination and maintenance of standard and quality of research in higher education is a statutory responsibility of University Grant Commission. The University Grant Commission has been taken several initiatives to implement the standard and quality of research in higher education. To conducting any research on social science issue there is an ethical responsibility of the researcher to do the work honestly and with integrity. If research work is not undertaken honestly, then it will be essentially fraudulent. There are number of reasons why it is important to follow to ethical norms in research particularly in social sciences research. The norms promote the aims of research, such as knowledge, truth, and avoidance of error. For example, prohibitions against fabricating, falsifying, or misrepresenting research data promote the truth and minimize error. This research paper is a descriptive in nature. It will discuss the general ethical consideration while conducting a social sciences research. How to promote ethical conduct in social Sciences research? It will also discuss the problem of Obfuscation and plagiarism in social research. This paper is based on the secondary data and literature. The secondary information has been used from web portal for research methodology, UGC reports, research reports, journal articles and magazines etc.
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