From: Keith Henson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon 28 Mar 2005 - 13:07:35 GMT
At 04:06 AM 28/03/05 -0800, Scott Chase wrote:
>--- Keith Henson <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Another thought would be to try this on current
> > school 10th grade students,
> > especially if a bit of study indicated it didn't
> > hurt the Cubberly
> > kids. Would the results be different today? I.e.,
> > was there something
> > different about these kids born in the middle of the
> > baby boom era?
>I think I asked in a previous post about the ethical
>considrations of such an experiment. If you were a
>researcher at a university in a psychology department,
>would this be the sort of research that would pass
>ethics review? If you said you were going to go to a
>high school and subject a class to such a manipulation
>techniques would they ask: "You're going to do what!?"
>Would a school board, high school prinicipal or local
>PTA object to such a thing?
I read the post where you expressed the concerns about an ethics review.
That why I specified "especially if a bit of study indicated it didn't hurt
the Cubberly kids."
My expectation (without having done a study of the first group) would be
that might make kids who had this experience more resistant to being sucked
into harmful social movements, sort of a vaccine.
But who knows? It might have increased the incidence of baldness or
ingrown toenails instead.
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