Genie - Anth-276 Prof. Jane H Hill January 31, 2009 Part 1....

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Anth-276 Prof. Jane H Hill January 31, 2009 Part 1. A. In dealing with cases like Genie, the child’s welfare and safety must be of the most concern. Therefore it is important to determine the balance of risk versus benefit in the research. In a case like Genie’s the level of risk is greater than minimal to the subject but presenting the prospect of direct benefit to the individual . The reason I believe this to be true is because of the delicate and unknown mental state of a subject like Genie. Since the subject could not speak, they would be unable to accurately voice their emotions and concerns over the testing. If testing became too stressful or testing was aggressive over a long period, the subject could act out in frustration possibly hurting themselves. B. With the level of risk involved that I have justified there would be additional steps involved before work could be done with the child subject. Permission must be give to do research since a subject like Genie could not give her
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2009 for the course ANTH 276 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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Genie - Anth-276 Prof. Jane H Hill January 31, 2009 Part 1....

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