Withholding Study Purpose

TitleWithholding Study Purpose
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsAnderson, EE, DuBois, JM
PublisherEthics in Mental Health Research
Keywords(debriefing , and , Consent: , Deception , Deception; , Disclosure , Human Research Subjects , illusions) , Informed , Informed Consent , PSYCHOLOGY
AbstractA researcher wants to test an intervention to prevent child abuse among pregnant women in drug treatment programs but feels that revealing the true aim of the intervention may upset women already in difficult life circumstances (and limit enrollment). She asks her institution’s IRB for permission to tell potential participants that the study is a parenting skills development rather than child abuse prevention program.
OEC Unique IdentifierEthics in Mental Health Research, Case Studies
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