Conducting Health Research: Principles, Process, and Methods presents an integrated and practical introduction to the principles and strategies for planning, implementing, reporting, and assessing health sciences research. Comprehensive in its breadth and depth, with an accessible writing style, this text prepares students in public health and related fields to be adept researchers and consumers of health research. Through real-world examples and step-by-step guidance, Frederick J. Kviz provides students with the skills they need to: identify and evaluate research strengths and limitations as practitioners; to actually perform the various core aspects of research; and to choose among alternative methods when making decisions about health practice, policy, and future research needs.

Conducting Ethically Responsible Research

Conducting Ethically Responsible Research

Conducting Ethically Responsible Research

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Learning Objectives

After studying Chapter 2, the reader should be able to:

  • Identify and apply the three ethical principles of human subjects research
  • Identify and describe the three types of potential research harms
  • Assess relative risks and benefits of human subjects research
  • Differentiate the three types of institutional review board (IRB) review
  • Identify the key elements that should be included in an IRB protocol
  • Comply with requirements for training in protecting human subjects
  • Summarize the basic elements and process of informed consent
  • Implement procedures to protect the privacy of research information


A critical aspect of the validity of research involving human subjects in health-related research is individuals’ trust and willingness to participate. Human subjects must always be treated with respect and protected from potential participation-associated risks to ...

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