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Social network research and human subjects protection: Towards more effective infectious disease control

Klovdahl, Alden S


The issue of human subject protection in relation to social network research on the spread and control of human pathogens is considered. As this area derives most of its concepts and methods from social network analysis more generally, the present discussion has wider relevance. One problem is that some Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) have assumed that if a participant (who gave informed consent) is to be asked to name network associates these too - automatically - would be human subjects...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Networks
DOI: 10.1016/j.socnet.2005.01.006


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