Taking Names: The Ethics of Indirect Recruitment in Research on Sexual Networks

Posted: 20 Nov 2000

See all articles by Lewis H. Margolis

Lewis H. Margolis

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Maternal and Child Health

Abstract

One recruitment strategy to enlist participants in research on sexual networks uses private information solicited indirectly from acquaintances, medical records (where available), and increasingly available commercial data sets. The author argues that indirect recruitment breaches the basic ethical principles of beneficence, non-maleficence, respect for autonomy and justice.

Suggested Citation

Margolis, Lewis H., Taking Names: The Ethics of Indirect Recruitment in Research on Sexual Networks. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Vol. 28, No. 2, Summer 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=250272

Lewis H. Margolis (Contact Author)

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Maternal and Child Health ( email )

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400
United States
919-966-5974 (Phone)
919-966-0458 (Fax)

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