Research Proposal on Ethics in Financial Planning

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RUNNING HEAD: Research ProposalResearch ProposalEthics in Financial Planning
Research Proposal1Table of ContentsResearch title:.............................................................................................................................2Introduction................................................................................................................................2Aims of the research...................................................................................................................3Research problem.......................................................................................................................4Research questions.....................................................................................................................5Literature review........................................................................................................................6Research methodology...............................................................................................................7Justification of the methods selected........................................................................................12Targeted participants................................................................................................................13Ethical issues............................................................................................................................14Sample of questionnaire...........................................................................................................15Conclusion................................................................................................................................17References................................................................................................................................18
Research Proposal2Research title:Ethics in Financial PlanningIntroductionThis research program has been executed on the topic “Ethics in Financial Planning” whichhas discussed the concept of ethics and its importance in financial planning. The term ethicscan be explained as the moral principles adopted by an individual which guides the individualwhile conducting an activity. Ethics plays a vital role for every professional as professionalworks by complying with the ethics or values. Financial planning is an important elementwhich helps an individual in identifying the ways useful for the attainment of the goals byeffectively managing the financial resources available (Chun, et. al., 2013). While performingthe operations, a professional need to follow the ethical standards set. There are variousethical principles which a professional can follow for complying with the ethical standards.These ethical principles include integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality,professionalism and diligence. A professional may face an ethical dilemma while performingthe operations and it is vital to follow ethical standards for overcoming the dilemma (Smith,2010).This research proposal will focus on developing the knowledge of the concept of ethics androle or importance of ethics in financial planning. Different research methods will bediscussed in this research which will be used for collecting relevant and quality data for theresearch program.
Research Proposal3Aims of the researchThis research program has been executed with an intention to develop knowledge of theconcept of ethics and its importance in the life of a professional. A Professional facesdifferent situations and for overcoming these situations, there is a need to adopt ethicalprinciples. These ethical principles will be discussed in this research program with a motiveto explain their importance in the life of a professional. This research program will developthe knowledge of the impact of non-compliance with the ethical standards set. This researchwill develop knowledge of the role of ethics in the financial planning system of this changingbusiness environment.
Research Proposal4Research problemWith the change in the business environment, there has been a change in the manner activitiesof the professionals are being carried out. Ethical dilemmas are being faced by theprofessionals engaged in the financial planning system which needs to be dealt in an effectivemanner. These ethical dilemmas faced are affecting the quality of the services offered by theprofessionals in the financial planning system. This problem needs to be dealt in an effectivemanner. Ethics or ethical principles need to be adopted by the professionals for the purpose ofmaintaining the quality of the services offered to the service users.
Research Proposal5Research questionsEthics in Financial Planning is an important aspect which affects the quality of the servicesoffered in the financial planning system. Research questions have been framed with a motiveto form a base on the basis of which information related to the research will be gathered.Research questions formulated for this research program are listed below:1.What is the role or importance of ethics in financial planning?2.Which factors act as ethical issues affecting the attitude or behavior of theprofessional?3.Which ethical considerations can a professional adopt for dealing with the ethicaldilemmas?
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