Defining Research with Human Subjects

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Question 1
Question : According to the federal regulations, which of the following studies meets the definition of research with human subjects?
Your answer : A researcher conducts a linguistic study of comments posted on a local public blog.
Correct Answer : A developmental psychologist videotapes interactions between groups of toddlers and their care givers to determine which intervention methods most effectively manage aggression.
Comment : The study of passenger lists is a study of individuals who are no longer living. A human subject is a living individual. Questioning individuals to acquire data about the number of newly diagnosed HIV cases is asking "about what" questions rather than "about whom" questions. Conducting a
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Finally, in the class exercise described, the intention is pedagogical (to learn how to conduct and interview) rather than to answer a research question.
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Question 4
Question : According to the federal regulations, which of the following studies meets the definition of research with human subjects?
Your answer : A study of twenty 4th grade classrooms in which researchers ask the schools to systematically vary the time of day reading is taught, and collect weekly assessments of reading comprehension for each child over a three-month period.
Correct Answer : A study of twenty 4th grade classrooms in which researchers ask the schools to systematically vary the time of day reading is taught, and collect weekly assessments of reading comprehension for each child over a three-month period.
Comment : The study in the 4th grade classrooms about the relationship between the time of day reading is taught and reading comprehension does meet the definition of research with human subjects. The study is designed to contribute to generalizable knowledge about student performance and the research question can only be answered using a systematic investigation.

Information collected by the play ground designer does not involve any information about human subjects even though it does involve interaction between

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