Hays, S.J. and Murphy, G.H. and Sinclair, N. (2003) Gaining ethical approval for research into sensitive topics: 'Two strikes and you're out?'. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 31 (4). pp. 181-189. ISSN 1354-4187.
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Researching sensitive topics, such as the treatment of men with intellectual disabilities and sexually abusive behaviour, present a number of ethical issues for researchers. This paper describes our experiences in working with Multi-Centre Research Ethics Committees on a research proposal designed to assess the efficacy of cognitive behaviour therapy for men with intellectual disabilities who are at risk of sexual offending. After submitting to three Multi-Centre Research Ethics Committees and spending a year trying to get ethical approval, we questioned whether: • the issue of study design should be part of the Multi-Centre Research Ethics Committees remit; • Multi-Centre Research Ethics Committees were sufficiently responsive to concerns raised by researchers; • Multi-Centre Research Ethics Committees always understood the research; and • the Central Office for Research Ethics Committees should disallow re-submission after rejection by two Multi-Centre Research Ethics Committees (‘two strikes and you’re out').
|Uncontrolled keywords:||Ethical committees; ethics; intellectual disability; sex offenders|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard|
|Depositing User:||Jo Ruffels|
|Date Deposited:||15 Nov 2012 12:57|
|Last Modified:||09 Apr 2013 08:42|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32169 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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