Informed Consent in Research with Special Populations


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A researcher wants Joe, a 15 year old boy, to participate in his study. Besides parental permission, what else would the researcher need to obtain?

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1. Legally Effective Informed Consent is consent from _____ of a fetus, if available.

2. Adults with diminished ability to make sound judgments due to flaws in reasoning from psychiatric, organic, developmental or another disorder of a cognitive or emotional nature are known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To carry out any research properly, informed consent must be obtained from participants. This isn't always as easy as it seems when dealing with special populations. This quiz will ask you about certain requirements and populations that need extra attention.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked questions regarding:

  • Who may need to give consent when obtaining permission from the parent or guardian of a child
  • What legally effective informed consent involves
  • Ethical considerations in a parole hearing
  • Requirements for informed consent

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding who may need to give consent and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the characteristics of decision impaired individuals
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson

Additional Learning

Informed Consent in Research with Special Populations is the attached lesson that can give you further details about:

  • What informed consent is
  • Form approved by the Institutional Review Board
  • Why someone might need to complete a post-consent quiz
  • Importance of first getting consent in research