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Protection of Human Participants
Sheema Reji
Grand Canyon University
NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research May 19, 2014 (O103)
Ms. Angie Lawson
June 12, 2014

Protection of Human Participants
CRITICAL APPRAISAL GUIDELINES: QUANTITATIVE STUDY
Protection of Human Participants
There are many forms of benefits and risks that the author had addressed pertaining to the protection of human participants. One method of studying diseases was by infecting individuals with the same disease causing pathogen to check to see the outcome. This is very dangerous to the humans because many of the times the outcome can result in death. This method was used in the time periods from 1940-1970’s. In many cases, prisoners were the individual who were used for these studies. In more recent time periods there are many laws and government related rules that prohibit certain forms of tests on humans. The author did not mention many technology related advances in the protection of human participants concerning things such as gear. The advancement and uses of certain types of gear make it safer and be cautious about the health of the participant. The individuals that are a part of the study were not always chosen by their own will especially during the early stages of studies. In later stages participants chose whether or not they would like to get involve with the tests.
Data Collection
The independent and dependent variables are identified in the experiments. The independent variable describes the factor that being changed in the experiment. The independent variables are participant populations, types of pathogens, and environments. The dependent variables are injury levels, illness level, and amount of being contagious. Data was collected by observing the outcome of participants that were injected with the disease related substances. Prisoners were the usual participants…...

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