Ethical Issues in Longitudinal Research with At-Risk Children and Adolescents

TitleEthical Issues in Longitudinal Research with At-Risk Children and Adolescents
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1997
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
AbstractResearch on the effects of stressful environments involves interviewing fourth, sixth, and eighth graders in a parochial school. The principle investigator wants to proceed without contacting parents. Two years into the study the researcher discovers that some youth are acting out. If she intervenes in any way the results of her study will be invalidated.
NotesUsed with permission of Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. Case drawn from Research Ethics: Fifteen Cases and Commentaries, Volume One, Brian Schrag, Ed., February 1997.
URLhttp://www.onlineethics.org/Resources/Cases/longitudinal.aspx
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