There are many aspects to ethical behavior. In my experience, unethical behavior seems to be in the eyes of the individual and the sociological background that they have experienced. There are always two sides to every story, and each particular situation in question has its own dilemmas. I have selected to address number 2, and 11 after reviewing the fourteen dilemmas. I will address each scenario in its context and provide an explanation of what “I would do” in that particular situation, and if it is different than what “should be” done, then I will explain the decisions that led to my conclusion.
It is my responsibility as a survey interpreter, and administrator to report the facts. Friendships, or peer pressure should not have any bearing on what must be done. However, it is also my responsibility to recognize whether or not the data that has been accumulated is valid. Since the first contact did not provide satisfactory information, I would pursue other avenues within the company that compiled the data. My first stop would be his immediate supervisor. At this point, I would assume that there is a communication breakdown, or a training issue within their corporation. I would make them aware that their readings do not match other national samples within the criterion. This should alert this company that something may need to be looked at more closely.
A report must be presented to management whether or not the data that is received is legitimate or erroneous. I would schedule a meeting with my superiors after compiling the data. At that time, I will address my concerns about the information that was received. If the data seems to be erroneous, I would recommend that the surveys be sent to a different company for sampling. After I give my opinion in this situation, I would have to leave the decision to present this information to my supervision. It is no longer under my control.