Research Paper Help - Stanley Milgram's study on obedience and authority
Review IRB Checklist. Gather information on Stanley Milgram's study on obedience and authority. Using the IRB checklist as a guideline, what were some major concerns you had regarding the Milgram study? How would you redesign Milgram's study to have it pass IRB standards? Please follow APA rules for attributing sources. APA references should be less than 5 years old.
Due Saturday, April 19, 2014
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IRB Standards and Stanley Milgram’s Study on Obedience and Authority
Stanley Milgram’s study on obedience and authority has raised many ethical questions. The main question of the study was how long a person can continue to administer shocks to an unknown innocent person under the order of an authority figure in spite of knowing that the person receiving the shocks could get grievously injured (Milgram Experiment - Obedience to Authority, 2014). If one looks closely at the IRB standards, one can find major concerns regarding the Milgram study and therefore the experiment can be redesigned to pass the IRB If a person looks at the application standards of IRB, he/she can find that the level of review selected involved more than minimal risks for the subjects of the experiment. The purpose of the study and purpose seems reasonable, but the way the experiment was conducted raises many doubts. The demographics of the participant have not been described fully in the experiment. They were selected from different walks of life and were paid for the participation (Encina, 2004). The subjects were not given a clear version of the experiment, so some kind of deception was involved because they were just told that the experiment was to study the effects of punishment on stability of learning. There is no clear mention of the consent taken from the subjects and the participants were not aware of the social, psychological, legal or economic risks to them and there were no procedures used to correct any potential harm that could have been caused by the study. The researcher was not aware that the participants would suffer such a great psychological stress and shock. The potential benefits of the study were not directly revealed to the participants.