ERIC Number: ED223726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Research and the IRB: When Consent Information Refers to Risk and to Deception.
Finney, Phillip D.
An experiment which varied indications about the possibility of psychological risk and deception in consent information provided to subjects prior to participation in Asch's (1952) line-judgment task is presented. The number of erroneous line-judgments (conformity) made by subjects across five consent treatments and a no-consent control group were measured. Also, post-task measures assessed subjects' reactions to the experiment. Results revealed that informing subjects that they would not be at risk or would be at risk because they would be deceived increased the frequency of conforming line-judgments, while other consent statements did not influence conformity. Also, deception aroused subjects emotionally, but subjects did not indicate that they believed the deception placed them at risk, nor did it adversely affect their impressions of the quality of the research. Implications of these results for future research on deception are considered. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Southeast Missouri State Univ., Cape Girardeau.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Asch Vertical Line Scale; Consent; Deception
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association (Dallas, TX, April 15-17, 1982).