What are your thoughts on the informed consent process? Why are informed consents so important to the world of research? Are they really that necessary?
There are many types of surveys and research. and times when one would prefer a participant NOT know he or she was under review because it could sway the results. People may choose not to answer questions honestly or different feedback could come, than the real direction researchers are pursuing for a study. However, Callahan and Hobbs note in ETHICS IN MEDICINE University of Washington School of Medicine that in the 20th century subjects have drawn more and more attention. The authors indicate that, “Institutional Review Boards for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB’s) have been established at most institutions …