The Suspect Questionnaire

TitleThe Suspect Questionnaire
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsCassell, J, Flecher, JC, May, WF
Corporate AuthorsAmerican Anthropological Association,
PublisherAmerican Educational Research Association
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsANTHROPOLOGY , Misconduct , Peer review
AbstractWhile setting up a study of interaction between physicians and parents of critically ill inner-city children, a young anthropologist contacted the chair of the Department of Pediatrics of the medical school affiliated with her university. During their discussion, the physician give the researcher a copy of a questionnaire for parents of sick children, that would be helpful for the anthropologist's study. She finds out later, however, that the questionnaire came from a National Institutes of Health grant proposal for which the physician had given an unfavorable review. What should a junior researcher do in this situation?
NotesFrom the Handbook on Ethical Issues in Anthropology, edited by Joan Cassell and Sue-Ellen Jacobs. A special publication of the American Anthropological Association, number 23.
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