"How (Un)Acceptable Is Research Involving Deception?" - Charles P. Smith - IRB: Ethics and Human Research

"How (Un)Acceptable Is Research Involving Deception?" - Charles P. Smith - IRB: Ethics and Human Research

by: Charles P. Smith | publication date: October 1, 1981 | Publication: IRB: Ethics and Human Research | volume: 3 | journal issue: 8 | pages: pp. 1-4

"The use of deception in research has sparked considerable controvery. At one extreme are authors who object deception in principle and who aver that alternative research approaches are feasible. Differing sharply are those who feel that the use of deception is legitimate and that it is necessary in the sense that some problems are not investigable by any means."

The controversial use of deception in journalism is questioned by Charles P. Smith.

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