An Ethical Review al Affiliation Elbogen & Johnson (2009) carried out a research to determine the relationship between mental illness and violence in different settings. In order to meet the objectives of the study, the researchers used longitudinal data from a sample population in the United States of America. Some of the conditions that were considered as mental illnesses included schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. The study utilized a sample population of 43653 people. From the data collected, it was concluded that there was no directs relationship been mental illness and violent behavior. If I were to work with the population that was used in Elbogen & Johnson (2009), I would prepare myself for the study by doing a background study on the sample population.
By doing a background check, I will be able to understand the characteristics associated with the members of this particular sample group. Moreover, the background study helps in determining the various ethical issues which may arise in the course of the study (Kimmel, 2009). In the study conducted by Elbogen & Johnson (2009), there was no deception used since the data was collected from people who were willing take part in the study.
The analysis and discussion were also done on the basis of the collected data. The use of any form of deception would have compromised the validity of the findings. If the study was to be conducted again, the participants can be protected by fully making them aware of the objectives of the research and ensuring that their responses are kept private. One major ethical issue that normally arises in the cause of a study is the privacy of the data collected.
Some participants do not give valid and honest responses out of the fear that the information may end up in the wrong hands. By assuring them about their privacy, this issue can be effectively handled (Kimmel, 2009). ReferencesElbogen, E. B, Johnson, S.C. (2009). The intricate link between violence and mental disorder: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 66(2), 152-161.Kimmel, A. (2009). Ethical Issues in Behavioral Research: Basic and Applied Perspectives. Malden: Blackwell Publishing.