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Title: Summary of Human Subjects Protection Issues Related to Large Sample Surveys
Author(s): Joan E. Sieber
Date Published: June 2001
Page Count: 88
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
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Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Guideline
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report identifies best practices that may be used to make large sample surveys, particularly the National Crime Victimization Survey, ethically sound and compliant with the Common Rule.
Abstract: The Common Rule sets forth the role and operation of the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the required elements of the research protocol and the informed consent, and general criteria for IRB review and approval. The following practices were examined: (1) risks and benefits of participation in sample surveys that address sensitive topics; (2) procedures to protect respondent privacy and assure data confidentiality; (3) procedures for minimizing risks and promoting benefits to respondents; (4) procedures for responding to a request for help or assistance; (5) procedures for responding to revelations of a situation which may be required by statute to be reported to appropriate authorities; (6) dangers and safeguards for vulnerable populations; (7) efforts to minimize refusals to participate in surveys concerned with sensitive topics; (8) survey procedures for informed consent; and (9) effects of signed consent forms on response rates. Bibliography and 2 appendices.
Main Term(s): Crime surveys; National crime surveys
Index Term(s): Criminal justice research; Human research subject protection; Research; Research programs; Research uses in policymaking; Researcher subject relations
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