This text confronts the many dilemmas facing investigators who do research on children and adolescents, and provides practical guidelines on solving them. Amongst the topics given detailed consideration are the kinds of research to which young people feel particularly vulnerable, right to privacy, how ethical guidelines - usually designed for research with adults - apply to work with minors, in what circumstances parental consent is not the right mechanism for protecting children's rights and the explanation of a research project to a young person.
Joan E. Sieber, a psychologist and Professor Emerita, California State University, East Bay, has specialized in empirical research on questions of scientific ethics, culturally sensitive methods of research and intervention, data sharing methodology, and scholarship on ethical problem solving. In 2001-2002, she was Acting Director of the National Science Foundation program Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science and Technology. She is the author of eight books and numerous other publications including software and encyclopedia entries on ethical problem solving in social and behavioral research.
Release date NZ
December 9th, 1991
Edited by Barbara Stanley
Edited by Joan E. Sieber