Confidentiality of Information Obtained during the Course of a Sociologist's Work

TitleConfidentiality of Information Obtained during the Course of a Sociologist's Work
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsAmerican Sociological Association,
PublisherAmerican Sociological Association
AbstractDuring a phone interview which is part of a large survey-based study, an interview hears what seems to be a man hitting his child. What should the interviewer and the sociologist in charge of the study do? Does confidentiality protect the relaying of this information to the police?
URLhttp://www.asanet.org/ethics/detail.cfm?id=Case34
OEC Unique IdentifierAmerican Sociological Association, Teaching Ethics Throughout the Curriculum
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