Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the design of the Milgram obedience experiments and some of the controversies surrounding its methods and results.
  2. Identify three other research projects that helped to motivate the establishment of human subjects’ protections.
  3. Define the Belmont Report’s three ethical standards for the protection of human subjects.
  4. Explain how an institutional review board (IRB) operates and how it classifies research.
  5. List current standards for the protection of human subjects in research.
  6. Describe the ethical issues related to conducting research with children and prisoners.
  7. Understand the importance of institutional review boards.