Asked by Arionna Coburn on Mar 10, 2024



A researcher who reveals his or her identity and goals to a population risks that people will alter their behaviors for the simple fact that they know they are being studied.This is called

A) ethical absolutism.
B) researcher reactivity.
C) ethical relativism.
D) Hawthorne effect.

Researcher Reactivity

A phenomenon where the presence or behavior of the researcher influences the subjects' behavior, potentially biasing the study results.

Hawthorne Effect

A phenomenon where individuals alter their behavior due to their awareness of being observed as part of a study.

  • Comprehend and clarify the ethical issues associated with research on human participants.
  • Identify the effects of researcher's presence on participant behavior and the phenomenon of changing behavior under observation.

Verified Answer

Angela Patterson

Mar 10, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
The Hawthorne effect refers to the phenomenon where individuals alter their behavior in response to their awareness of being observed. This term originated from a study conducted at the Hawthorne Works factory, where changes in work environment led to altered productivity because workers knew they were being studied.