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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

9

Number

1 & 2

Page Numbers

pages 22-25

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2003

Abstract

Informed consent is an important ethical factor for medicine, psychology, and other needed disciplines. It is necessary for participants to understand an intended research project or procedure in which they plan to take part. This study examined the usefulness of informed consent by administering such a form prior to an irrelevant questionnaire. A simple task was inserted into the reading, which allowed assessment of whether participants actually read the form. Results obtained through the experiment supported the hypothesis that the majority of the participants would not read the consent form. While less than half of each sex actually read the form, more women tended to read it than their male counterparts. Theoretical implications for these findings are discussed.

Subject

Psychology

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

4 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 9 no. 1 & 2 2003

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

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Psychology Commons

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