Participatory action research: a protective research design.
McPhaul K; Lipscomb J
New Solut 2005 Jan; 15(1):53-59
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.
Workers; Protective-measures; Humans; Men; Women
New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
University of Maryland - School of Nursing - Baltimore