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Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN 2120
Scott Schau

March5 2012 The Ethics and Politics of Social ResearchEthical Considerationsnot always apparent to usnorms that describe whats ethical and whats notarent something that is a true it is a concept an idea that we have come up with and defined to mean something generally something agreed upon that a group hasno 2 groups will probably have the exact same ethics Political Considerationssubtle ambiguous arguablepolitical normsEthics Nuremberg Code 10 items the voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential benefits for research must outweigh consequencesfirst document that advocated volunteer participant and consentThalidomide approved as a sedative in Europe 1950s NOT approved in USA by the FDA drug prescribed to control sleep and nausea throughout pregnancy found to cause severe deformities in fetus shortenseliminates limbs many patients did not know it was not approved by the FDA nor did they give informed consent 12000 babies were born wsevere deformitiesHelsi
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