POL 500 9-1 Discussion: Ethics – Is It Necessary?

Ethics can be defined as a set of norms for conduct that distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable behavior. The APSA has published a Guide to Professional Ethics in Political Science, as the professional organization is concerned about any ethical problem or personal abuse experienced or caused by political scientists acting in their professional capacity. Illustrate examples of unethical behavior in the field of political science. Why do they occur? How? What can be done to address and prevent unethical behavior? Be sure to use and support your argument with the Common Rule.Once you have completed your initial post, respond to at least two of your classmates. Evaluate their choices of unethical behavior in the field of political science. Do you agree that they are indeed unethical? Why or why not? How could these situations have been prevented?

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