Research Ethics MCQs with answers

It is primary responsibility of a researcher to be sincere to the work. Care must be taken to execute research in the utmost responsible and correct way, at every step:

  1. Sampling;
  2. Data collection;
  3. Data analysis;
  4. Writing the research report;
  5. Publication of report.

Research Ethics Multiple Choice Questions

Every researcher views all societal problems in the same picture. Is this statement true or false? 
a. True 
b. False

The two important components of research responsibility are: sincerity in work and avoiding ________________.
a. Plagiarism
b. Writing the thesis
c. Research techniques
d. Confidentiality

Which of the following options most appropriately explains ‘Research Ethics’?
a. It states how to write a research report flawlessly.
b. It gives the methodology of researching within social norms 
c. It governs the prevention of plagiarism 
d. It provides a common set of dos and don’ts of conducting an ethical research

Which of the following factors make the compliance of research ethics difficult?
a. Societal norms 
b. Respect for confidentiality 
c. Lack of Checks 
d. Self-check

Which among the following is not a kind of plagiarism?
a. Patch Writing 
b. Untainted Plagiarism 
c. Indirect Plagiarism 
d. Direct Plagiarism

Plagiarism is against the principles of morality, but no legal action can be taken against the plagiariser.
a. True 
b. False

Research emerges from the societal problems and the observation of a researcher.
a. True
b. False

In the capacity of a researcher, how can you solve the problems that exist in the society?
a. Eradicate unethical people from the society. 
b. Request the research institute to form a body of members for solving the problems. 
c. Participate in the activities of a suitable NGO to help in fighting the problems. 
d. None of the above.

The interplay of imagination and innovation on a researcher’s part creates a unique research report.
a. True 
b. False

Ethics in research lays the bounds of discipline for a researcher. 
a. True
b. False

Standard research ethics changes from person to person.
a. True
b. False

Following standard research ethics is the sole responsibility of the Institute. 
a. True
b. False

Where a researcher publishes previously published material by himself, it is not plagiarism.
a. True
b. False

The final aim of every research is a 
a. Ethical research 
b. Research report 
c. Sponsorship 
d. Future research

Before beginning a research, the researcher must obtain authorization to research from the participants to be researched, and the…
a. Researcher’s parents 
b. Research library 
c. Research Institute 
d. Sponsors

Copying the work of other authors in whole pieces is called as
a. Self-plagiarism 
b. Indirect plagiarism 
c. Direct plagiarism 
d. Patch writing

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