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This is obviously done so that the people in the study would be long dead before the research can be releases. This was their way of covering up their mistakes. Ethically the study was flawed in many ways. I find it hard to understand how the researchers did not see these flaws. I do believe that initially the study had good intentions but as it started to unravel it was clear that a constructive investigation turned into trying a cover-up of their tracks. This study was handled poorly.2) The biggest ethical principle violated during the study was autonomy. Autonomy is defined by the ethic centre as “Autonomyis the idea every person is in control of their own thoughts and actions and can be motivated by ‘internal’ forces like choice and reflection rather than ‘external’ forces.”the researches violated the principle of autonomy many time throughout the study. The two most affected were the participants and the adopting parents. First I will discuss how the parents were robbed of their autonomy. The researchers did not get a signed consent from the parents of the children. They went even as far as lying to the parents saying they were doing home visits to just check up on the progress of the children. This type of deception has no place in research study. Next, the participants had their autonomy violated was that the researchers made decisions for them such as not disclosing to them that they had a long lost sibling violated. The researchers did not take into account the mental stress this may cause to the children. Research like this is why the IRB is important to research. It protects the participants by providing guidelines for the researchers must follow. The same way the
FDA protects consumers from harmful products. The IRB protects participants from unethical studies that maybe harmful both physically and emotionally. As new research isbeing down, the IRB will have to continue to reevaluate their guideline to keep up with the times.1.What fact about the video you chose is most impactful to you intellectually, morally, ethically, and emotionally? Why?