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This chapter focuses on ethical issues in culturally based research on human development. The authors consider ethics both in terms of ways to guarantee the cultural adequacy of procedures for the protection of human subjects and of ways to enhance the cultural sensitivity of the theory and methods underlying psychological inquiry. After briefly discussing the historical context in which human subjects protocols emerged, the chapter focuses on cultural issues entailed in achieving informed consent, safeguarding the privacy of research participants, and protecting research participants from harm. It then focuses on ethical issues involved in ensuring the cultural adequacy of research findings, including issues of sampling and generalization, avoiding bias in assessment, and cultural broadening of research constructs. It concludes by underscoring respects in which taking cultural meanings and practices more fully into account makes it possible to enhance both the ethics of research and its quality.
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