Ethical Issues in Social and Behavioral Research

  • Henry SilvermanEmail author
Part of the Research Ethics Forum book series (REFF, volume 5)


Social and behavioral research investigates complex issues involving the social, cultural, economic, legal, and political dimensions of human behavior. A large body of social science research can present significant risks due to potential violations of privacy and breaches in confidentiality as well as cause psychological distress from a variety of the methodological approaches. This chapter discusses a framework for assessing risks in social behavioral research, review the ethical challenges associated with social science methodologies, and present several of the challenges of performing social science research in the Arab region.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MarylandBaltimoreUSA

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