The Stanford Prison Experiment is one of many historical research studies criticized on ethical grounds. View the slideshow of the experiment on the Web site (see Resources area) and address the following questions:
- What were the researchers interested in studying?
- What ethical issues can you identify with this experiment?
- Identify an alternative approach to this study.
- What are some of the benefits and limitations of using a different research method? For example, what additional information could the researchers obtain by using a different method? What would they miss?
http://www.prisonexp.org/ ——- slideshow