In the past decade, dramatic shifts have taken place in the contexts in which research occurs. Changes in research questions, populations, methods, and society's norms have generated new ethical challenges for researchers. In response to these challenges, this book was written to help researchers understand the new world of ethics. Ethics in Research With Human Participants is an educational, advisory resource that promotes scientific rigor within an ethical context. Throughout, it emphasizes practical solutions to ethical problems.
In addition to laying the moral foundations of research with human participants, the examples and analyses in this book will help researchers identify conflicts of interest, plan research, recruit participants, and maintain their trust and safety. The larger aspects of managing the research process are also covered, including training researchers, dealing with authorship and intellectual property issues, working with special populations, updating protocols for institutional review boards, and managing matters of informed consent, privacy, and confidentiality. This book is a must for keeping up with the ever-shifting lines of ethical boundaries.
Bruce D. Sales, PhD, JD, is the Virginia L. Roberts Professor of Criminal Justice at Indiana University, Bloomington. Some of his APA books include The Science of Attorney Advocacy (with J. Findley, 2012), Courtroom Modifications for Child Witnesses (with S. Hall, 2008), Sex Offending: Causal Theories to Inform Research, Prevention, and Treatment (with J. Stinson & J. Becker, 2008), Scientific Jury Selection (with J. Lieberman, 2007), Criminal Profiling: Developing an Effective Science and Practice (with S. Hicks, 2006; Italian translation, 2009), and Experts in Court (with D. Shuman, 2005; Korean translation, 2009). Dr. Sales, the first editor of the journals Law and Human Behavior and Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, is a fellow of APA and the Association for Psychological Science, an elected member of the American Law Institute, and twice served as president of the American Psychology-Law Society. He received the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology and Law from the American Psychology-Law Society, the Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Public Service from APA, a Presidential Citation for Distinguished Service to APA, and an honorary doctor of science degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York for being the "founding father of forensic psychology as an academic discipline." Susan Folkman, PhD, is the Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and the Osher Foundation Distinguished Professor of Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Since 1990, she has also been Professor of Medicine at UCSF, and from 1994 until 2001 she was Co-Director of the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.