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Coercion, Consent, and Ethics in Research

After a long career as a political philosopher, Dr. Wertheimer applies his academic work on  “coercion” and “consent” to research ethics. (December, 2012)

Topics include:

  • 8:08 The value of randomness
  • 14:30 A philosophical look at "consent" (Watch Excerpt)
  • 14:38 The "bad boy" of research ethics (Watch Excerpt)
  • 18:00 Subject protection is paternalistic
  • 29:05 The "March of Dimes" phenomenon (Watch Excerpt)
  • 33:34 "Informed" consent vs. "Valid" consent (Watch Excerpt)
  • 50:24 What does the man on the street need to know?