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Albala, I., Doyle, M., & Appelbaum, P. S. (2010). The evolution of consent forms for research: a quarter century of changes. IRB: Ethics & Human Research, 7-11.

Brooks, R. (2010). The Development Of A Code Of Ethics: An Online Classroom Approach To Making Connections Between Ethical Foundations And The Challenges Presented By Information Technology. American Journal of Business Education, 3(10).

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Hello and welcome to Brain Mass today! You logged in and asked for my opinion of these two articles.

The first one that I read over was by Ilene Albala, Margaret Doyle, and Paul S. App and entitled

The Evolution of Consent Forms for Research:

A Quarter Century of Changes. This was an interesting article that focused on a case study concerning written consent forms. The authors began by discussing how federal regulations governing research with humans list different elements that they must reveal to the participants through consent forms. However, "Despite the critical role of consent forms in the research context, there is good reason to believe that, as currently formulated, they are often far from ideal. Among the problems that have been documented is excessive length, complexity of wording that exceeds average reading levels, and problems with the accuracy with which key aspects of the studies are described" (Albala, Doyle, & Apps). So, they conducted a study to see what type of consent forms are most appropriate to disclose the type of information that is needed as well as what kind of language the consent forms should be written in so that participants in the study ...

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The consent forms and researches are provided. An online classroom approach to making connections between ethical foundations and the challenges presented are given.

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