(noun) “A set of guidelines that the American Sociological Association has established to foster ethical research and professionally responsible scholarship in sociology” (OpenStax Colleg 2012).
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- Plural: codes of ethics
- Codes of ethics are dynamic, adapting to new technologies and public opinions. Code of ethics are in place to avoid ethical abuses such as the infamous Milgram Experiment by Stanley Milgram (1933–1984), Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE) by Philip George Zimbardo (1933) and Tearoom Trade: Impersonal Sex in Public Places by Laud Humphreys (1930–1988).
- Also called professional code of ethics.
OpenStax College. “Ethical Concerns.” Connexions. June 12, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42802/1.3/).