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Random assignment and informed consent - A case study of multiple perspectives

Abstract:

Although random assignment is generally the preferred methodology in impact evaluations, it raises numerous ethical concerns, some of which are addressed by securing participants' informed consent. However, there has been little investigation of how consent is obtained in social experiments and the amount of information that can be conveyed - and absorbed - prior to consent. This article reports on the implementation of the Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) program, a large social ex...

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10.1177/1098214008317206

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Journal:
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EVALUATION
Volume:
29
Issue:
2
Pages:
156-174
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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EISSN:
1557-0878
ISSN:
1098-2140
URN:
uuid:87a8b68e-473d-4231-9a9e-8264b4313037
Source identifiers:
60379
Local pid:
pubs:60379

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