Are there universal ethical principles?
Should the research community accept cultural relativism as a stance?
What are the boundaries that define ethical and unethical practice once differing research perspectives, assumptions and practices are taken into account?
What are the differences that in descriptions of an ethical relationship between the researcher and the individuals who participate in the research, when research is done using traditional experimental psychology as contrasted with non-Western, innovative, participatory approaches?
What is the ethically proper way to collect, process, and report research data?
How should social scientists behave with respect to their research participants?
Are professional codes of ethics themselves ethically justified?
What happens when one belongs to more than one professional society and one finds conflicting advice from these divergent codes?