You should have decided on an idea for your project today and started working on your proposal. That will be due at the start of class tomorrow, and I’ll give you about 10 minutes to discuss it when you get in tomorrow. Include all of your group members’ names in the filename (LastName.LastName.LastName.MidYearProjectProposal) before sharing it with me.
On Friday, we will be having an important discussion about experimental ethics. It will be a highly organized and structured conversation that will start with the ethics of lying to participants, but will proceed organically from there. Please read over the Ethics Discussion Guidelines for details.
At the start of class tomorrow, you will be assigned one of two stances to argue:
- For some experiments, it is okay to lie to subjects in the name of proper experimental design and to preserve the integrity of what is being tested.
- It is never okay to lie to subjects in an experiment, regardless of what is being tested.
We will watch a video about one controversial experiment conducted by the YouTube channel Vsauce, and on Friday you’ll be asked to use that video and the articles below to inform your arguments. You may want to start reading these now, as well as take notes or even print them out so you can refer to them on Friday.