Week 2 - Ethical Guidelines

Summary of ndings where to lodge complaints generally

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Unformatted text preview: nts Brief description of the purpose and procedures of study (including how long it will take to participate) Statement of potential risks or discomforts associated with participation Anonymity / confidentiality guarantees Identity of the researcher and where subjects’ rights information can be received (including how to ask questions about the study) Informed Consent Statements A statement that participation is completely voluntary and that participation can be terminated at any time without penalty A statement of alternate procedures that may be used A statement of any benefits or compensation provided to subjects and the number of subjects involved An offer to provide a summary of findings Where to lodge complaints (generally the I RB overseeing the study) Privacy Considerations Anonymity Neither researcher nor anyone else can match up given response with given respondent Confidentiality Researcher knows, but reports in ways that protect identity of respondent These two things are very different! Don’t promise what you will not or cannot deliver Special Populations People who lack the necessary capacity to give voluntary, informed consent or people who might cast aside their freedom to refuse to participate in a study. Examples include: Students Prison inmates Employees Military personnel Homeless people Welfare recipients Children Developmentally disabled individuals Special Populations: Students Students can be forced to participate in research if certain...
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