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Friday afternoon’s funny – Incentives and coercion

Published/Released on February 12, 2017 | Posted by Admin on March 17, 2017 / , , , , ,
 


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Researcher offers homeless people 50 dollars for blood samples

Cartoon by Don Mayne www.researchcartoons.com – It is important to recognise incentives can undermine consent

Cartoon by Don Mayne www.researchcartoons.com

The important ethical question when potential participants are offered an incentive is whether it might coerce them to accept a risk they might otherwise avoid. Obviously when the potential participant pool is homeless or destitute the threshold of whether an incentive might be coercive is much lower.



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