Protecting Human Subjects: Departmental Subject Pools and Institutional Review Boards

Pages: 228
Item #: 431617A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-575-0
List Price: $29.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $24.95
Copyright: 1999
Format: Softcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

University psychology departments conduct innumerable research studies annually and rely heavily on departmental subject pools for their experiments. How are the rights and welfare of those subjects protected? How can universities improve their administrative practices so that their research programs are successful and ethically run? This volume reviews empirical evidence on the structure and functioning of departmental subject pools nationwide and of the institutional review boards that oversee them. The case studies and practical lessons offered by this book will be an important new resource for researchers and university administrators interested in the welfare of human subjects.

Table of Contents



—R. Eric Landrum

I. Human Subject Research From a Departmental Perspective

  1. Subject Pool Policies in Undergraduate-Only Departments: Results From a Nationwide Survey
    —R. Eric Landrum and Garvin Chastain
  2. What Makes a Subject Pool (Un)ethical?
    —Joan E. Sieber

II. The Research Experience From the Participant Perspective

  1. Research Participation Among General Psychology Students at a Metropolitan Comprehensive Public University
    —Bradley M. Waite and Laura L. Bowman
  2. Evaluating Students' Research Experiences Via Credit Slips
    —Richard L. Moreland
  3. Why Do Students Miss Psychology Experiments and What Can Be Done About It?
    —Darrell L. Butler

III. Human Subject Research From an Institutional Perspective

  1. A Case Study of a Departmental Subject Pool and Review Board
    —Gregory L. Murphy
  2. The Why, What, How, and When of Effective Faculty Use of Institutional Review Boards
    —Janet F. Gillespie

IV. Vulnerable Populations and Risks of Research

  1. Interactions Concerning Risky Research: Investigators Rate Their IRBs (and Vice Versa)
    —James R. Council, Elizabeth J. H. Smith, Jessica Kaster-Bundgaard, and Brian A. Gladue
  2. Sexuality Research, Institutional Review Boards, and Subject Pools
    —Michael W. Wiederman


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