Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health

2012 Edition
| Editors: Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic

Research Ethics

  • Dianne Quigley
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-5659-0_657

Research Ethics and Immigrants, Incorporating Community and Diversity Needs

Research ethics training is needed in many disciplines that engage immigrant groups and their communities in research or other intervention efforts. It is reported in several key articles that research ethics training is not adequate in student training, that human subjects training requires more extensive development than that provided by compulsory online training from federal agencies. Additionally, many academic professors are not fully trained in research ethics so that they report that their ability to cover in-depth ethical issues is inadequate. Researchers often will provide a standardized response to Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications that can be approved to ensure standard human subjects protections. Yet, some researchers and health professionals will go beyond standard protections and demonstrate innovative approaches to the ethics of research with very diverse groups, such as immigrant...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dianne Quigley
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  1. 1.Center for Environmental StudiesBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA