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Research Methods and Statistics

Chapter 2
Belmont Report: 3 Basic Principles
Respect For Persons (Principle E): special safeguards to protect the rights and welfare of those whose vulnerabilities impair autonomous decision making (example - child AND parents must consent)

Beneficence (Principle A): researchers strive to help/do NO (or minimal) harm with maximum benefit to the study

Justice (Principle D): fairness entitles all persons/subjects to access and benefit from the study
Tuskegee Syphilis Study
(1932-72) led to creation of IRB (final straw); subjects were at risk and not receiving available treatment
IRB: Primary Duty
Institutional Review Board: oversees all federally funded research involving human participants. Evaluating the treatment of participants to ensure that the study meets established ethical guidelines
APA Ethical Guidelines
state that psychologists conducting research are responsible for maintaining ethical standards

Beneficence, Fidelity & Responsibility, Integrity, Justice, and Respect for Rights
Minimal Risk
risk that is no greater in probability and severity than that encountered in daily life or during the performance of routine physiological/psychological examinations
privacy and confidentiality
Give subjects FULL explanation of purpose of study AFTER data collection
Research With Special Populations
example: children AND parents must consent