American Journal of Bioethics 13 (11):39-47 (2013)

Some public health behavioral intervention research studies involve deception. A methodological imperative to minimize bias can be in conflict with the ethical principle of informed consent. As a case study, we examine the specific forms of deception used in three online randomized controlled trials evaluating brief alcohol interventions. We elaborate our own decision making about the use of deception in these trials, and present our ongoing findings and uncertainties. We discuss the value of the approach of pragmatism for examining these kinds of ethical issues that can arise in research on public health interventions
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Methodological and Inducement Manipulation.Collin O’Neil - 2013 - American Journal of Bioethics 13 (11):55-57.
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Tangling the Web: Deception in Online Research.Jenny Y. Wang & Elizabeth A. Kitsis - 2013 - American Journal of Bioethics 13 (11):59-61.
Consenting in the Dark: Choose Your Own Deception.Rachel Zuraw - 2013 - American Journal of Bioethics 13 (11):57-59.
Public Health Research, Deception, and Distrust.Andrew D. Plunk & Richard A. Grucza - 2013 - American Journal of Bioethics 13 (11):54-55.

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