Continuing Research and Protecting Confidentiality

TitleContinuing Research and Protecting Confidentiality
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsAmerican Sociological Association,
PublisherAmerican Sociological Association
AbstractJ.D. Brighton has studied a small community for some time and recently published a paper showing that there were significant differences in perceptions of police behavior in different parts of the community. The local police chief did not believe the research results, and asks for the data to have his own analysis performed. Brighton is afraid that he she gives the data to the chief, should could lose the trust of many members of the community, and that the police chief may recognize some of the respondents. Part of the IRB board's approval of her research project is that the information she gathers remains confidential. How should she respond to the police chief's request?
URLhttp://www.asanet.org/ethics/detail.cfm?id=Case65
OEC Unique IdentifierAmerican Sociological Association, Teaching Ethics Throughout the Curriculum
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