ERIC Number: ED108305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-16
Protection of Human Subjects in Educational Research.
This paper discusses the need for educational researchers to employ a system for protecting human subjects who participate in research and development programs. The ethical obligations of researchers, as well as the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's policy guidelines, are examined. Following this discussion, the author describes the review procedures used by Research for Better Schools, Inc. (RBS), as one example of a program designed to protect research subjects from possible economic, psychological, or medical risks. In addition, Appendix A contains detailed specifications for informed consent agreements, Appendix B lists areas of concern for the RBS Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects, and Appendix C describes major policy decisions of the RBS Committee. (JG)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Confidentiality, Educational Research, Ethics, Guidelines, Human Relations, Information Utilization, Research Committees, Research Projects
Research for Better Schools, Inc., 1700 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 ($1.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (April 16, 1974)