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Participatory action research: a protective research design.

Authors
McPhaul-K; Lipscomb-J
Source
New Solut 2005 Jan; 15(1):53-59
NIOSHTIC No.
20042118
Abstract
This commentary briefly reviews the ethical considerations for protection of workers participating in research. We argue that many IRBs may not fully understand the nature of collaborative and participatory research methods; consequently, this may delay IRB approval or worse, reduce the effectiveness of IRB oversight. A U.S. workplace participatory action research (PAR) project with which we are involved illustrates how researcher-worker-employer teams can navigate human subject oversight procedures (IRB approval). By design, successful and effective PAR projects incorporate, and often exceed the ethical principles espoused by current IRB principles.
Keywords
Workers; Protective-measures; Humans; Men; Women
CODEN
NESLES
Publication Date
20050101
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-007948
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1048-2911
Source Name
New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
State
MD
Performing Organization
University of Maryland - School of Nursing - Baltimore
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