Event Title

Vulnerability of College Students as Research Participants

Location

Schroeder Complex Room 112

Start Date

26-3-2010 9:00 AM

Document Type

Event

End Date

26-3-2010 9:50 AM

Abstract

In response to several horror stories where students and other research participants were poorly treated and even died as a result of research practices of questionable ethics, a study was undertaken to learn what students understand about their vulnerability to research abuse. A survey was developed using examples from research practice. The instrument was administered to 109 college students. Factor analysis revealed 2 factors – (1) comfort being assertive, (2) motivation to participate. The follow-up MANOVA found a main effect for experience such that participants who had more experience being in research projects were more comfortable being assertive with the researcher than those with less experience.

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Vulnerability of College Students as Research Participants

Schroeder Complex Room 112

In response to several horror stories where students and other research participants were poorly treated and even died as a result of research practices of questionable ethics, a study was undertaken to learn what students understand about their vulnerability to research abuse. A survey was developed using examples from research practice. The instrument was administered to 109 college students. Factor analysis revealed 2 factors – (1) comfort being assertive, (2) motivation to participate. The follow-up MANOVA found a main effect for experience such that participants who had more experience being in research projects were more comfortable being assertive with the researcher than those with less experience.